Robert Kirman and Chris Bunrham's surprise comic Die!Die!Die! promises bloody mayhem and leaves you hungry for more.
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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season 12: The Reckoning #1 is a welcome return of the characters, but doesn't capture what made the TV show special.
Appropriately for a story about Pym particles, Ant-Man & The Wasp #1 by Mark Waid and Javier Garrón is a pleasingly small-scale story.
Amazing Spider-Man #800 sees Dan Slott and some of his most famous artistic collaborators take on everything you love about Spidey in 80-plus pages.
X-Men: The Wedding Special succeeds in some moments and stumbles in others, but overall feels like an inessential part of Colossus and Kitty's nuptials.
If Infinity War left you wanting more high-stakes Avengers action, recently wrapped comic book story No Surrender is the perfect place to turn.
The world forever changing isn't necessarily bad thing, as Joe Henderson & Lee Garbett show in the gravity-deficient world of Image's Skyward #1.
Marvel's Exiles #1 by Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodríguez successfully avoids the "meet the team" cliche, though it'll leave you wanting more.
The latest entry in DC’s New Age of Heroes, Justin Jordan & Philip Tan's Curse of Brimstone #1, stars a different type of possessed hero.
Saga #50 barely acknowledges the fact that it's a milestone issue, but it's nonetheless another great chapter in Brian K. Vaughan & Fiona Staples' epic.
New Mutants: Dead Souls #1 may not be the nostalgia fans are looking for, but it's a stylish debut from Matthew Rosenberg & Adam Gorham.
DC/Young Animal's Eternity Girl #1 by Magdalene Visaggio & Sonny Liew has something to say about why we can't let fictional characters die.
Inhumans may have had a rough past year, but Marvel's Lockjaw #1 by Daniel Kibblesmith & Carlos Villa is good enough to make up for it.
Marvel's Black Panther Annual #1 reunites writers Christopher Priest, Don McGregor and Reggie Hudlin with T'Challa.
Image Comics' Twisted Romance #1 arrives in time for Valentine's Day, but given its stories, it could also work for Halloween.
Motherlands #1 has a lot of high-concept sci-fi stuff going on, but what really makes it work is the mother-daughter relationship.
DC Comics starts the Milk Wars crossover between the Justice League of America and Doom Patrol with a special that's weird but worth it.
Peter Milligan and Wilfredo Torres' Marvel's Legion #1 comic takes cues from the TV show and Marvel history, but shortchanges the title character.
Aleš Kot and Danijel Žeželj’s debut issue of Days of Hate is a murky read that reflects the current climate all too well.