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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

Ms. Marvel #17

"Ms. Marvel" #17 may be stuck in a tie-in with "Secret Wars," but G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona show everyone how to make such an experience fun even if you aren't reading the crossover.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
G. Willow Wilson
Artists:
Adrian Alphona
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 6th, 2015

The Omega Men #3

Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda's "The Omega Men" #3 is the most straightforward and traditional issue of the series to date but, even with a simpler plot, it's still a lot of fun.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom King
Artists:
Barnaby Bagenda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 6th, 2015

Midnighter #3

Steve Orlando, ACO and Hugo Petrus's "Midnighter" #3 is almost non-stop action, but it still effortlessly slips in some character developments and another fun cliffhanger to keep us coming back for more.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Steve Orlando
Artists:
ACO, Hugo Petrus
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, August 6th, 2015

Siege #2

As the foretold siege approaches the Shield, writer Kieron Gillen and artist Filipe Andrade rally Abigail Brand's forces and treat readers to a character study in the face of certain annihilation in "Siege" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Filipe Andrade, Yasmine Putri, Kyle Strahm, Jesus Aburtov, In-Hyuk Lee
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
Thu, August 6th, 2015

Zodiac Starforce #1

The Zodiac Starforce thought they defeated Cimmeria, but they might be wrong in Kevin Panetta and Paulina Ganucheau's "Zodiac Starforce" #1.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Kevin Panetta
Artists:
Paulina Ganucheau
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Wed, August 5th, 2015

Jupiter's Circle #5

Mark Millar, Davide Gianfelice and Francesco Mortarino continue world building in "Jupiter's Circle" #5, this time focusing on the past of Skyfox, the troublemaking cofounder of the Union.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Mark Millar
Artists:
Davide Gianfelice, Francesco Mortarino
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, August 5th, 2015

This Damned Band #1

Paul Cornell, Tony Parker and Lovern Kindzierski fill "This Damned Band" #1 with strong, well-designed characterization.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Tony Parker, Nick James
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Wed, August 5th, 2015

Hellboy in Hell #7

Hellboy must stave off a parasite determined to consume his soul in Mike Mignola's "Hellboy In Hell" #7.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola
Artists:
Mike Mignola
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Tue, August 4th, 2015

Superman #42

After a great start, the storytelling takes a very troublesome turn in Gene Yang and John Romita Jr.'s "Superman" #42.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gene Luen Yang
Artists:
John Romita Jr., Klaus Janson
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Tue, August 4th, 2015

Thors #2

The Thors avenge and investigate in Jason Aaron, Chris Sprouse and Goran Sudzuka's in "Thors" #2.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Chris Sprouse, Goran Sudzuka, Karl Story, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, August 3rd, 2015

Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1

"Hacktivist Volume 2" #1 by Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing and Marcus To picks up six months after the events of the first "Hacktivist" miniseries, when .sve_urs3lf reemerges.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Collin Kelly, Jackson Lanzing
Artists:
Marcus To
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, August 3rd, 2015

Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars #3

Deadpool continues his journey on the original Battleworld in Cullen Bunn and Matteo Lolli's "Deadpool's Secret Secret Wars" #1.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Cullen Bunn
Artists:
Matteo Lolli
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, August 3rd, 2015

Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl #1

Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's first co-creation returns in the form of "Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl" #1, and their take on the idea of music as magic is wonderfully creepy when you least expect it.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kieron Gillen
Artists:
Jamie McKelvie, Sarah Gordon, Clayton Cowles
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 3rd, 2015

Jem and the Holograms #5

Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell move the first storyline towards its big conclusion in "Jem and the Holograms" #5, as truths are revealed, relationships are put on rocky ground and pies are thrown.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Kelly Thompson, Sophie Campbell
Artists:
Sophie Campbell
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 3rd, 2015

Daredevil #17

Daredevil's plans to save himself and his friends fall apart hideously, just as Mark Waid and Chris Samnee's time with the character draws near the end in "Daredevil" #17.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Chris Samnee
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, August 3rd, 2015

Lazarus #18

In "Lazarus" #18 by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark, Forever and Casey Solomon's fire team fight to keep Carlyle's hold on Duluth, a city that is strategically crucial the war with Hock.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Artists:
Michael Lark, Tyler Boss
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Fri, July 31st, 2015

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #4

Sabrina deals with the repercussions of her interrupted initiation in Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack's "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" #4.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Artists:
Robert Hack
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, July 31st, 2015

Batgirl Annual #3

"Batgirl Annual" #3 sends Batgirl on a mission through the Batman family supporting cast to stop a terrorist, and the longer length suits this story well.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher
Artists:
Bengal, David Lafuente, Ming Doyle, Mingue Helen Chen
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, July 31st, 2015

Star Wars #7

Jason Aaron and Simone Bianchi tell the tale of Obi Wan Kenobi's early days of exile in "Star Wars" #7.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Simone Bianchi
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Fri, July 31st, 2015

Gotham by Midnight Annual #1

The first "Gotham by Midnight Annual" has a strong opening thanks to Ray Fawkes and Christian Duce, but its conclusion feels a little aimless and reuses an increasingly familiar deus ex machina.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Christian Duce
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, July 29th, 2015

Sex Criminals #11

"Sex Criminals" #11 kicks off the series' third volume with a reminder of just what it is that Suzie and Jon are up to, and Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky pay a brief homage to David Caruso's reign on "CSI: Miami." No, really

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Matt Fraction
Artists:
Chip Zdarsky
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, July 29th, 2015

Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged in Life #1

"Lobster Johnson: A Chain Forged in Life" lets Mike Mignola, John Arcudi, Troy Nixey and Kevin Nowlan bring us to a story of crime and kidnapping with a Christmas theme, just in time for an end of July release.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Mike Mignola, John Arcudi
Artists:
Troy Nixey, Kevin Nowlan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Wed, July 29th, 2015

Swords of Sorrow: Jungle Girl / Red Sonja #1

Red Sonja and Jana the Jungle Girl team up against Mistress Hel in Marguerite Bennett and Mirka Andolfo's "Swords of Sorrow: Jungle Girl / Red Sonja" #1.

Publisher:
Dynamite Entertainment
Writer:
Marguerite Bennett
Artists:
Mirka Andolfo
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Mon, July 27th, 2015

Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde #1

In "Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde" #1 by Sam Humphries and Alti Firmansyah, Boy Meets Girl again in the different time and place, but will their love survive?

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Sam Humphries
Artists:
Alti Firmansyah
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, July 27th, 2015

C.O.W.L. #11

In Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel and Rod Reis' "C.O.W.L." #11, key members of the team leave by pink slip or by choice, and the Grey Raven's resolute and idealistic speech by night is followed by an ugly deed by night.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel
Artists:
Rod Reis
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
Mon, July 27th, 2015

Harley Quinn and Power Girl #2

If you like the current "Harley Quinn" series with its slightly goofy tone, then you'll like "Harley Quinn and Power Girl" #2 as well, as the duo continue their outer space romp.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Stephane Roux, Elliot Fernandez
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, July 27th, 2015

Justice League 3001 #2

"Justice League 3001" #2 has both the strengths and weaknesses of this series on display, as Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Howard Porter continue to add in new characters while neglecting existing ones.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Keith Giffen, Howard Porter
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Mon, July 27th, 2015

Transformers #43

Cosmos investigates the Earth-based Decepticon outpost and finds more than meets the eye in John Barber and Andrew Griffith's "Transformers" #43.

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
John Barber
Artists:
Andrew Griffith
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Mon, July 27th, 2015

Weirdworld #2

In Jason Aaron and Mike Del Mundo's "Weirdworld" #2, Arkon finds an ally in Apelantis.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Jason Aaron
Artists:
Mike Del Mundo
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
Fri, July 24th, 2015

Marvel Zombies #2

Simon Spurrier demonstrates strong characterization and growth while Kev Walker makes it all disgustingly beautiful in "Marvel Zombies" #2, a "Secret Wars" tie-in.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Simon Spurrier
Artists:
Kev Walker
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
Fri, July 24th, 2015

Grayson #10

Tim Seeley and Tom King's story in "Grayson" #10 is fun and full of double-crossing spy action, but it's Mikel Janin's superstar art that ultimately steals the show.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Tom King
Artists:
Mikel Janin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Fri, July 24th, 2015

Power Up #1

Three humans and a fish are imbued with strange powers in "Power Up" #1 by Kate Leth and Matt Cummings.

Publisher:
BOOM! Studios
Writer:
Kate Leth
Artists:
Matt Cummings
Reviewer:
Matt Little
Thu, July 23rd, 2015

Uncanny X-Men #35

"Uncanny X-Men" #35 continues the wind-down of the series, as Brian Michael Bendis and Valerio Schiti detail the post-Cyclops lives of the teen squad.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Brian Michael Bendis
Artists:
Valerio Schiti
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
Thu, July 23rd, 2015
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