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A-Force #3

She-Hulk discovers a traitor, but she's the one in danger of exile in Marguerite Bennett, G. Willow Wilson and Jorge Molina's "A-Force" #3.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marguerite Bennett, G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Jorge Molina, Craig Yeung
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, August 17th, 2015

Gotham Academy #9

In "Gotham Academy" #9 by Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher and Karl Kerschl, Olive sees her own admissions file and the gang tracks down a werewolf.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Becky Cloonan, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Karl Kerschl
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, August 17th, 2015

Star-Lord & Kitty Pryde #2

Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde take on the New Mutdroids in Sam Humphries and Alti Firmansyah's "Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Alti Firmansyah
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, August 17th, 2015

Justice League United #12

Jeff Parker and Travel Foreman's "Justice League United" #12 ends the re-imagined Justice League United's first case as Etrigan, Equinox, Mera and Poison Ivy fight a pile of grossness in the middle of Lake Erie.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jeff Parker
Artists:
Travel Foreman
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, August 17th, 2015

Batman/Superman #23

In "Batman/Superman" #23, Greg Pak successfully puts readers back into Clark Kent's head while Ardian Syaf's rendition of an underground society gives the story a pulpy vibe.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Vicente Cifuentes
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, August 17th, 2015

Years of Future Past #4

Marguerite Bennett and Mike Norton's "Years of Future Past" #4 continues the mutant battle to avoid extinction, but several double-crosses and about-faces feel rushed.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Marguerite Bennett
Artists:
Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 17th, 2015

Injection #4

In "Injection" #4 by Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey, Maria talks about best case scenarios with the new Dispatch and Brigid meets with Simeon.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Warren Ellis
Artists:
Declan Shalvey
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, August 17th, 2015

Action Comics #43

Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder deliver an emotionally raw Superman with a short fuse in "Action Comics" #43 but, despite exemplifying his heroic nature, there just isn't much for a depowered Man of Steel to do here except punch people.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Greg Pak, Aaron Kuder
Artists:
Aaron Kuder
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Mon, August 17th, 2015

Constantine: The Hellblazer #3

John Constantine returns to England in "Constantine: The Hellblazer" #3, but Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV and Vanesa Del Rey's introduction of Georgiana Snow as John's frenemy feels like it's missing some impact.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ming Doyle, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Ming Doyle, Vanesa Del Rey
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 17th, 2015

Abe Sapien #25

"Abe Sapien" #25 teases answers, but Mike Mignola, Scott Allie, Sebastian Fiumara and Tyler Crook's comic is short on plot while big on atmosphere.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, Scott Allie
Artists:
Sebastian Fiumara, Tyler Crook
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 17th, 2015

Velvet #11

Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting's "Velvet" #11 kicks off its third volume, and Velvet Templeton's life has just gotten more complicated.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Steve Epting
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 17th, 2015

Inhumans: Attilan Rising #4

Medusa and her lackeys press Black Bolt for information, but the proprietor of the Quiet Room says he ain't talkin' in Charles Soule and John Timms' "Inhumans: Attilan Rising" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
John Timms, Roberto Poggi
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 14th, 2015

House of M #1

Despite cliché characters and inconsistent artwork, Dennis Hopeless and Marco Failla's "House of M" #1 is compelling enough to make the issue work with help from a surprise cliffhanger.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dennis Hopeless
Artists:
Marco Failla
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, August 14th, 2015

Virgil OGN

Told in a manner from which you can't look away, Steve Orlando and J.D. Faith's "Virgil" graphic novel is an explosion of rage and vengeance as a Jamaican police officer's closeted life is destroyed by his fellow officers.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Steve Orlando
Artists:
JD Faith
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 14th, 2015

Plutona #1

Five kids make a startling discovery in Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox's "Plutona" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jeff Lemire, Emi Lenox
Artists:
Emi Lenox, Jeff Lemire
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 14th, 2015

String Divers #1

Ashley Wood, Chris Ryall and Nelson Daniel explore the subatomic world of string theory in "String Divers" #1.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Chris Ryall
Artists:
Nelson Daniel, Ashley Wood
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, August 13th, 2015

Howard the Duck #5

It's the end times as Talos the Tamed wields the Abundant Glove in Chip Zdarsky and Joe Quinones' "Howard the Duck" #5.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Chip Zdarsky
Artists:
Joe Quinones, Joe Rivera, Paolo Rivera
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 13th, 2015

Doctor Who: Four Doctors #1

Paul Cornell and Neil Edwards kick off a multi-Doctor storyline that the companions actively try to stop from happening in "Doctor Who Event 2015: Four Doctors," and it's a solid opening chapter.

Publisher:
Titan Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Neil Edwards
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 13th, 2015

Planet Hulk #4

Steve Rogers, Devil Dinosaur and Doc Green cross into the Mud Kingdom in search of the Red King to negotiate freedom for Bucky in Sam Humphries and Marc Laming's "Planet Hulk" #4.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Marc Laming
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 12th, 2015

King Tiger #1

The revamp of "King Tiger" has a lot of promise, but this first issue from Randy Stradley and Doug Wheatley feels a little mundane and lacking in any sense of wonder.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Randy Stradley
Artists:
Doug Wheatley
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, August 12th, 2015

Adam.3 #1

Writer and artist Scott Kolins introduces readers to a whole new wild world with talking animals and on-demand technology in "Adam.3" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Scott Kolins
Artists:
Scott Kolins
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Wed, August 12th, 2015

Secret Wars #5

In "Secret Wars" #5, Jonathan Hickman and Esad Ribic establish a quiet, game-setting installment before everything goes to hell.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jonathan Hickman
Artists:
Esad Ribic
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Wed, August 12th, 2015

Batman #43

In "Batman" #43, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo reveal more about Bruce Wayne and give readers their first taste of Mr. Bloom.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Wed, August 12th, 2015

The Beauty #1

In "The Beauty" #1, Jeremy Haun and Jason A. Hurley craft a story about the world's first disease that people want to contract and the rich story examining its fallout.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley
Artists:
Jeremy Haun
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, August 12th, 2015

Dark Corridor #1

Someone is killing off mobsters in Rich Tommaso's "Dark Corridor" #1.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Rich Tommaso
Artists:
Rich Tommaso
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, August 10th, 2015

Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Wonder Woman #1

In J.M. DeMatteis, Bruce Timm and Rick Leonardi's "Justice League: Gods and Monsters - Wonder Woman" #1, Bekka crash-lands in 1960s India and makes her way to a hippie commune in America, where she rediscovers her mission.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.M. DeMatteis, Bruce Timm
Artists:
Rick Leonardi, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, August 10th, 2015

The Shadow Volume 2 #1

Cullen Bunn and Giovanni Timpano pick up the Shadow's crusade against the Society of United Magicians in "The Shadow Volume 2" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Giovanni Timpano
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Mon, August 10th, 2015

American Vampire: Second Cycle #9

"American Vampire: Second Cycle" #9 plunges its vampires high above and deep below the ground, even as Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque appear to be inching closer to an eventual series finale.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Scott Snyder
Artists:
Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 10th, 2015

We Stand on Guard #2

In "We Stand on Guard" #2 by Brian K. Vaughan and Steve Skroce, Amber enters the headquarters of Two-Four and the Americans take more Canadians to the Basement.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brian K. Vaughan
Artists:
Steve Skroce
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, August 10th, 2015

Toil and Trouble #1

Newly reunited, the three witches of Alba do the Fates' work in Mairghread Scott, Kelly and Nichole Matthews' "Toil and Trouble" #1.

Publisher:
Archaia
Writer:
Mairghread Scott
Artists:
Kelly Matthews, Nichole Matthews
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, August 10th, 2015

The Fade Out #8

"The Fade Out" #8 continues to deliver twists and turns in old Hollywood, as Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips ask more questions while giving us more information about the night of Val's murder.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Ed Brubaker
Artists:
Sean Phillips
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 10th, 2015

Infinity Gauntlet #3

In "Infinity Gauntlet" #3, Gerry Duggan and Dustin Weaver slow down the action and bring their players together.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Gerry Duggan, Dustin Weaver
Artists:
Dustin Weaver
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, August 10th, 2015

John Flood #1

Justin Jordan and Jorge Coelho introduce readers to an engaging procedural tale in the excellent "John Flood" #1.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Jorge Coelho
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, August 10th, 2015

Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows #3

Dan Slott and Adam Kubert's "Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows" #3 continues the tale of the Parker family hiding under the prying watch of the Regent.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Dan Slott
Artists:
Adam Kubert, John Dell, Andrew Hennessey, Mark Morales
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 7th, 2015

Batman Beyond #3

Fans of "Batman Beyond," "Futures End" or Tim Drake should jump onto Dan Jurgens and Bernard Chang's "Batman Beyond" #3, which does a great job of recapping and moving forward in one issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Dan Jurgens
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 7th, 2015

8house: Arclight #2

"8house: Arclight" #2 continues Brandon Graham and Marian Churchland's inventive story of body-swapping and blood runes in a fantasy world where magic is scratched into the sky.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Brandon Graham
Artists:
Marian Churchland
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, August 7th, 2015

The Wicked + The Divine #13

Tara tells her side of the story in Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie and Tula Lotay's "The Wicked + The Divine" #13.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Tula Lotay, Jamie McKelvie
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, August 7th, 2015

Darth Vader #8

In "Darth Vader" #8, writer Kieron Gillen and artist Salvador Larroca set a group of bounty hunters loose on the Empire, and it goes better than it should.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Salvador Larroca
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Fri, August 7th, 2015

Civil War #2

Charles Soule keeps "Civil War" #2 mostly within its own sphere despite its status as a "Secret Wars" tie-in, and Leinil Francis Yu makes it look appropriately dark and moody in this low-key but well-characterized chapter.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Charles Soule
Artists:
Leinil Yu, Gerry Alanguilan
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, August 7th, 2015

Guardians of Knowhere #2

Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Deodato give readers the origin of Yotat in "Guardians of Knowhere" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Mike Deodato
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 6th, 2015
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