Rom HeadshotThe Returning #1 (Boom)
Pretty well written, serviceable art, but poor coloring. Not a bad first issue, just not enough to hook me.
Rating: SKIM IT

Magnus Robot Fighter #1 (Dynamite)
This is a well-executed first issue that hooked me into the revival of this character. I want to read more!
Rating: BUY IT                                                                           

Monster & Madman #1 (IDW)
I didn’t get much out of this at all. The story seems rehashed and tedious, the art is really good and for me saves the issue. You might not be as burnt out on these kinds of stories as I am, check it out but its not a must have.
Rating: SKIM IT

Stray Bullets #41 (Image)
Confession: This is the first Stray Bullets issue I ever read. As soon as I was done I ordered the omnibus.
Rating: BUY IT

Captain Marvel #1 (Marvel)
I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. The premise for the story arc seems forced and the characterization of Carol feels off. I didn’t hate this, I liked, it, I just wanted to like it more. I’m still in for what comes next, but it doesn’t feel like a natural progression of her story.
Rating: BUY IT

Aaron Meyers is a full time nerd for both money and pleasure. When he’s not knee deep in networking cable or trapped in a server rack, he can be found on Twitter at @aaronmeyers or posting his musings about the world of comics at his blog Proactive Continuity.