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House of Penance #1

Peter J. Tomasi and Ian Bertram forge a downright creepy and horrific tale in "House of Penance" #1.

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Star Wars Special: C-3PO #1

James Robinson and Tony Harris deliver some storytelling magic in "Star Wars Special: C-3PO" #1, which answers how Threepio got his red arm and presents some great character development as well as superb pacing.

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The Unbelievable Gwenpool #1

Christopher Hastings, Danilo Beyruth and Gurihiru put a slightly darker spin on Gwen Poole in "The Unbelievable Gwenpool" #1, but they also make this oddly amalgamated heroine fun and compelling.

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Justice League: Darkseid War Special #1

Geoff Johns' "Justice League: Darkseid War Special" #1 is carried by a strong artistic team and the equally strong characters Jessica Cruz, aka Power Ring, and Grail, daughter of Darkseid.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Infinity Entity #1

Jim Starlin, Alan Davis and Mark Farmer's "Infinity Entity" #1 finds Adam Warlock exploring who he is and once was, and it's a lot of cosmic fun.

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Detective Comics #50

Peter J. Tomasi and a handful of artists commemorate the history of the title in "Detective Comics" #50, but it's those artists who drive the issue.

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Jupiter's Circle #4

In "Jupiter's Legacy" #4, Mark Millar and Chris Sprouse combine the wonder of the Silver Age with the political and social turmoil of the 1960s.

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Black Widow #1

Chris Samnee and Mark Waid's "Black Widow" #1 gives readers an issue-long rollercoaster ride with a fun and fast-paced thriller that never takes a breather.

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Back to the Future #5

John Barber, Bob Gale and Erik Burnham give Clara a nice origin story in "Back to the Future" #5, before diverging into a needless revelation about Emmett Brown that darkens the issue.

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