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Elfquest: The Final Quest

Wendy and Richard Pini begin the final "Elfquest" tale by bringing back just about every character from the last 35 years.

The Occultist #1

Tim Seeley and Mike Norton bring back their college-age magician in "The Occultist" #1, starting a mini-series that feels anything but magical.

Sex Criminals #1

Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky don't quite deliver on the humorous romance promised for "Sex Criminals," but instead come up with a solid comic with a heavy indie vibe that promises better things to come.

Buzzkill #1

Kicking off their new alcoholic-superhero miniseries, newcomers Donny Cates, Mark Reznicek and Geoff Shaw surprise with a master class in what a #1 issue should look like.

Eternal Warrior #1

Solid writing and fantastic art mark the Eternal Warrior's return to the stands, but the story chooses to focus on moments that make it feel jumpy and unsatisfying.

The Star Wars #1

New writer J.W. Rinzler is a bit shaky at the helm of this major release, but Mike Mayhew's generally gorgeous art carries a jumpy story to make a comic that's worth checking out by fans of sci-fi in general, not just "Star Wars."

Itty Bitty Hellboy #1

Art Baltazar and Franco's "Itty Bitty Hellboy" is enjoyable enough as a kids' comic, but it doesn't spend nearly enough effort finding humorous opportunities from 20 years of rich Hellboy mythology and ultimately misses the parody

Lobster Johnson: A Scent of Lotus #2

The conclusion of "A Scent of Lotus" sees Mike Mignola and John Arcudi's story wrapped up a bit too quickly, but Sebastian Fiumara's art takes all the time it needs.

Superior Spider-Man Team Up #2

Chris Yost doesn't write a normal team-up comic, but nevertheless the book has gotten a bump up in quality with the addition of artist Marco Checchetto.

Pathfinder Goblins! #1

The premier issue of new humorous fantasy comic "Pathfinder Goblins!" includes one great story and one not-so-great, but the art is excellent throughout and fantasy gaming fans will find a lot to like.

Tom Strong and the Planet of Peril #1

Tom Strong's newest adventure kicks off with a profoundly dull debut issue, but Chris Sprouse keeps the ship afloat with his usual fantastic art.

The Rocketeer and the Spirit: Pulp Friction #1

Mark Waid and Paul Smith release a nearly perfect comic that walks the line between retro and modern, and carries the weight of comics history with a flippant, fun ease in "The Rocketeer and the Spirit: Pulp Friction" #1.

Superior Spider-Man Team Up #1

Chris Yost and David Lopez make it hard to warm to this Doctor Octopus-as-Spider-Man spinoff comic, with rushed art and writing that makes it tough to care for the villain-turned-hero.

Lobster Johnson: A Scent of Lotus #1

Sebastian Fiumara defends his claim to the title of best non-Mike Mignola artist in the Hellboy universe in a moody, retro pulp tale written by Mignola and John Arcudi.

Dark Skullkickers Dark #1

Skullkickers gets meta in the slightly disappointing conclusion to the "Eighty Eyes on an Evil Island" story arc, but Zub and Huang are as tight a team as ever.

King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon #2

Tim Truman and Tomas Giorello are back in action in a faster-paced issue #2 that feels more like the original story it's based upon, and lets them both show their skills to the fullest.

Occupy Comics #2

Despite the big-name draw of Alan Moore, the real heart of "Occupy Comics" #2 is found in the stories of indie creators who use the visual medium of comics to put a personal face on all facets of the Occupy movement.

The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys #1

Style is substance in Gerard Way and Becky Cloonan's latest, a flashy debut issue that hints at greatness on the level of "Umbrella Academy" but doesn't quite deliver.

All-New Secret Skullkickers #1

The silly #1 gag continues, but otherwise, Jim Zub and Edwin Huang's "Skullkickers" is a smartly-written, beautifully-drawn comic that's full of fun for fans of pulp fantasy books and games.

King Conan: The Hour of the Dragon #1

Timothy Truman and Tomas Giorello's new "King Conan" miniseries that looks set to continue the team's standards of quality and reverence to the source material, but feels a bit formulaic after years of similar books.

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