Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens #6 (kaboom!)
Dr. Bustos: Marceline finally confronts her insecurity and thus ends the comic but not the adventure. B-
Age of Apocalypse #10 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: Not having any more fun with this so I’m done.
Jeff: The tone and look of this book is great, but the plot continues at a snail’s pace!
Amazing Spider-Man #699.1 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: Nice bit of background on Morbius but nothing else.
Jeff: A nice intro to Morbius and tied-in well to current story.
Ame-Comi Girls Featuring Duela Dent #3 (DC)
Andy: This series has been enjoyable. I’m surprised, too. (2.5/5)
Archer & Armstrong #5 (Valiant)
Andy: This book’s dialogue is some of the best in comics right now. Everyone sounds like an individual. (4.5/5) #Valiant
Infinite Speech: This is why I keep reading comics!
Jeff: I was worried that this new arc would take a dive, but Van Lente and Luppachino knocked it out of the park!
Artifacts #23 (Top Cow)
Infinite Speech: Great decision to make this an ongoing and an even better one to make Tom Judge the star!
Avengers Arena #1 (Marvel)
Andy: Somewhere @ChristosGage is screaming “NOOOOOOOO!” It’s OK though — I was, too. (4/5) #Avengers #MarvelNOW
Jeff: Finally, an Arcade I can get on board with! Sure, the concept isn’t new, but it hasn’t been done in a Marvel book like this!
Avengers Assemble #10 (Marvel)
Andy: DeConnick has found these characters’ voices, making for a fun read. (3/5) #Avengers #MarvelNOW
Batgirl #15 (DC)
Arnab: I’m a little confused as to why Barbara is mad at James Jr. He’s a psychopath, for sure, but in this case he sent her to her kidnapped mother. 4.5/5
Andy: Weak sauce. Especially following #13 & 14. (2/5)
Batman #15 (DC)
Andy: Bruce is truly shaken here and it’s great. Loved the Riddler back up story. (4/5) #Batman
Arnab: It’s almost like Joker’s right. Almost. Bruce is clearly not thinking straight. Loved seeing the Riddler. 5/5
Infinite Speech: Art snafu aside still a very solid issue though it’s mostly the bat family standing around arguing.
Jeff: This is what I want in a Batman comic! The Joker is in everyone’s head!
Batman and Robin #15 (DC)
Andy: Successfully pulls off the creepy factor in both art and writing. A must-read “Death of the Family” tie-in. (4.5/5) #Batman
Arnab: While that last issue was ruined because of the tie-in, this issue revels in Joker’s filth. 4.5/5
Battlefields: The Green Fields Beyond #2 (Dynamite)
Andy: Unless you’re English or a war buff, skip it. I had no clue what the fuck anyone said. (1.5/5) #Battlefields
Bloodshot #6 (Valiant)
Andy: Some spectacular finishing moves in this issue, and a last page that’ll have you reading Harbinger. (4.5/5) #Valiant #Bloodshot
Infinite Speech: So. Damn. Fun!
Cable & X-Force #1 (Marvel)
Andy: I dig the cast but are we really going back to THAT again? Wish all that ended with the needle in Colossus’ arm. (3/5) #Cable #MarvelNOW
Arnab: Deadpool should leave the Thunderbolts and join Team Cable, that’d make this book perfect. 4/5
Infinite Speech: Once we’re done with the Cable/Hope reunion things should get better.
Jeff: The layout of this plot was strange. And what’s up with Cable’s arm?
Caligula: Heart of Rome #1 (Avatar)
Andy: Not for the feint of heart — this book will skull fuck you. (3.5/5) #Caligula
Change #1 (Image)
Andy: I… didn’t get it. Cool sci-fi art, though. At times. (1.5/5) #Change #scifi
Clone #2 (Image)
Andy: Woah — where the heck did this series come from? Strong art, a killer twist and an original spin on the theme. READ THIS! (5/5) #Clone
Conan the Barbarian #11 (Dark Horse)
Andy: Really into this book — vulnerable Conan is a much more layered Conan. (3.5/5) #Conan
Criminal Macabre/30 Days of Night: Final Night #1 (Dark Horse)
Andy: My first foray into either franchise — I didn’t expect it to be this good. (4/5) #CriminalMacabre #vampires
The Crow: Skinning The Wolves #1 (IDW)
Infinite Speech: MUCH better than the previous Crow series from IDW.
Dark Avengers #184 (Marvel)
Andy: I want this team back in the 616. (2.5/5) #Avengers #MarvelNOW
Fantastic Four #2 (Marvel)
Andy: As a family man, I can get behind this series. Can’t wait to witness the looming disaster! (3/5) #FantasticFour #MarvelNOW
Jeff: Ok, leave already! Talk about dragging out a plot!
Frankenstein: Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #15 (DC)
Andy: Alberto Ponticelli saved his best work for last. More people need to give Frank a chance! (4/5) #Frankenstein
Dr. Bustos: We get a giant sword made of robots, Frankenstein army of Frankenstein-people, and a future to come. A
The Hollows #1 (IDW)
Andy: Didn’t know what to expect and walked away interested. Cool stuff — very different. (3.5/5) #Hollows
Iron Man #4 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: Where is this going?
Mega Man #20 (Archie)
Andy: A cool end of the year issue setting up what’s coming next. As Mega Man comics go, this is a fun read! (2.5/5)
Scarlet Spider #12 (Marvel)
Infinite Speech: With the crossover finished we’re back to solid Scarlet Spider action and fun!
Suicide Squad #15 (DC)
Andy: The worst “Death of the Family” tie-in. I get the feeling someone, somewhere “liked” this issue a little too much. (1/5)
Superboy #15 (DC)
Andy: This whole thing could have been 5 pages. (1/5) #Superboy
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #17 (IDW)
Arnab: My knowledge of this part of the TMNT universe isn’t so great, and I like it like that. This series is beyond fun. 4/5
Andy: Super pumped for sci-fi Turtles & more Ben Bates art. Also, Neutrino men are a race of dudes with Elvis hair. (3.5/5) #TMNT
Infinte Speech: Not too big on the art but the story is still kicking ass!
To Hell You Ride #1 (Dark Horse)
Andy: Surprisingly well done. Fans of westerns, horror & the American West should give it a go. (4/5) #Hell
Ultimate Comics X-Men #20 (Marvel)
Andy: The best issue of Wood’s run so far. I wish it was his own thing and not an X-book, though. (3/5) #XMen
The Walking Dead #105 (Image)
Andy: Holy fucking shit. Intense. (5/5) #WalkingDead
Arnab: What. The. F. Negan is flippin’ crazy as F. Carl removing his bandages was disgusting as F. And then Carl crying was heartbreaking as F. 5/5
Jeff: Forget the Governor, Negan is messed up.
Wolverine #317 (Marvel)
Jeff: I’m just a sucker for Wolverine’s original costume. And Paul Pelletier.
Andy: I like the cosmic implications for things to come in Marvel NOW! (3/5) #Wolverine