Major "Justice League" #50 Revelations, Changes Lead Into "DC Universe: Rebirth"
I first discovered the joy of comics in 1980 when some girls on my school bus brought in their father's copies of Wendy and Richard Pini's "Elfquest" and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, I've written freelance interviews and articles for "Wizard" (going all the way back to the first issue), headed up the Small Press Expo and the Ignatz Awards, served as an Eisner judge and written reviews regularly since 1999 (first for iComics.com, then moving to my own site Read About Comics).
I moved to the Washington DC area in 1974 and have yet to leave. I design and develop training for the Federal government during the day, and I've had both fiction and non-fiction professionally published. In my spare time I train for marathons and triathlons. I've promised my friends one of these days I'll run a race dressed as the Flash.
FIRST COMIC: "Elfquest" #5
FAVORITE CHARACTER: Fone Bone, Captain Britain, Rachel Summers Grey
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Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "The Vision" #6 concludes with "the storytelling equivalent of a mic drop."
Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's "The Wicked + The Divine" #18 "is divinely fun, but it's wicked we have to wait a month for the next chapter."
Peter J. Tomasi and Mikel Janin's "Superman" #51 is just the beginning of a "strong note for the New 52 Superman to go out on."
"Every new issue is reason to celebrate," and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples make no exception with "Saga" #35.
Tom King and Barnaby Bagenda's "The Omega Men" "is a smart series that never takes the easy way out and rewards readers more and more each issue."
Christos Gage and Megan Levens' "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 10" #25 includes "a twist worthy of the original television show itself."
Mark Waid and Adam Kubert's "All-New All-Different Avengers" #7 "is a fun issue that comes in and achieves its goal quickly and efficiently."
Jeff Lemire, Humberto Ramos and Victor Ibanez kick off "Apocalypse Wars" with "Extraordinary X-Men" #8, "a fun issue."
"Max Landis and Francis Manapul have turned out one of the most definitive Superman comics" in "Superman: American Alien" #5.
G. Willow Wilson and Nico Leon's "Ms. Marvel" #5 "is another strong issue for one of the gems in Marvel's crown."
Greg Pak, Aaron Kuder and a handful of artists make "Action Comics" #50 "wonderfully dramatic" and "as Superman-esque as one could ever hope for."
Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk's "Mockingbird" #1 "is an utter blast" with "incredibly strong narration" and "strong but graceful" artwork.
Victor Gischler and Will Conrad's "Angel & Faith: Season 10" #24 strikes "a good balance" between its two major conflicts.
Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas' "The Astonishing Ant-Man" #5 "has it all: it's funny, it's serious, it's touching, it's ridiculous."
Kelly Thompson and Sophie Campbell's "Jem and the Holograms" #12 "is another hit single."
"Super-powered crime noir is a strange and specialized genre, but Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson turn out a real winner" in "Astro City" #32.
"Thanks to a fun story, handsome art and some good colors from Marte Gracia, Dan Slott and Matteo Buffagni's 'Amazing Spider-Man' #8 is a winner."
Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky's "Sex Criminals" #14 "is the perfect example of why this series isn't just good -- it's great."
Frank Miller, Brian Azzarello, Andy Kubert, Klaus Janson and John Romita Jr. don't take the easy way out in "Dark Knight III: The Master Race" #3.
Dan Slott and Michael Allred's "Silver Surfer" #2 is "an excellent issue by an excellent creative team."
"All-New Wolverine" #7 is a rather fluffy issue guest-starring Squirrel Girl, but -- fortunately -- Tom Taylor and Marcio Takara make it charmingly so while moving the book's larger storylines forward.
Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky bring trouble home to roost in "Sex Criminals" #15, where one character starts to lose interest in the central conceit of the comic.
In "Amazing Spider-Man" #11, Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Cam Smith wrap up the fight against Scorpio and the new Zodiac in a way that reminds readers of the necessity of Parker Industries.
As "Darkseid War" nears its conclusion, Geoff Johns and Jason Fabok move pieces into place for next month's climax, but "Justice League" #49's pawns feel less and less like people.
"Superman/Wonder Woman" #28 marks the halfway point of "The Final Days of Superman," but -- even as Peter J. Tomasi's script ties up more super-powered loose ends -- Ed Benes's art falls a little too flat.
Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas bring Scott Lang one step closer to jail in "Astonishing Ant-Man" #7.
In "Superman: American Alien" #6, Max Landis and Jonathan Case remind both the readers and Clark Kent that sometimes a visit from home is needed to snap everything back into perspective.
Jeff Lemire, Ramon Perez and Ian Herring bring their time with Team Hawkeye to a conclusion in "All-New Hawkeye" #6, and it's a thoroughly satisfying wrap-up as both past and present collide.
The first three pages of Jeff Lemire, Humberto Ramos and Victor Olazaba's "Extraordinary X-Men" #9 pull out all the stops, but -- after that -- the story of the junior X-Men's missing year gets a little too rote.
Marguerite Bennett, Mirka Andolfo and Laura Braga's "DC Comics Bombshells" #11 kicks the Battle of Britain into high gear as most of the characters unite to fight against the Tenebrae.
Mark Millar, Chris Sprouse, Walden Wong and Ty Templeton's "Jupiter's Circle" #5 starts to wind things down, but -- even as we get a climactic confrontation -- the story feels unsure and up in the air.
Dan Slott, Michael Allred and Laura Allred's "Silver Surfer" #3 tries to end the specter of Zenn-La within the Surfer's life once and for all, but the story never quite clicks, even with an expanded page count.
Peter J. Tomasi, Doug Mahnke and Jaime Mendoza continue "The Final Days of Superman" in "Batman/Superman" #31, which introduces new foes, follows up on an introduction from the first chapter and ties off a loose thread.
Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk's "Mockingbird" #2 is much more straightforward than its inventive first issue, but it's still a real joy to read.
Jeff Lemire and Greg Smallwood take Marc Spector out for a spin in "Moon Knight" #1, playing up his madness and calling into question how much, if any, of his career as Moon Knight is reality.
"Uncanny X-Men" #6 kicks off this title's portion of "Apocalypse Wars," but Cullen Bunn, Ken Lashley and Paco Medina's two stories are nothing but backstory and extended setup.
J. Torres and Corin Howell's "The Mighty Zodiac" #1 has a fun concept where Chinese warrior animals try to rescue fallen stars, but the execution feels a little too generic for a first issue.
"Harley Quinn and the Suicide Squad April Fool's Special" #1 leads into the upcoming "Suicide Squad" series, but Rob Williams, Jim Lee and Sean "Cheeks" Galloway's comic never quite clicks in any of its different st
Cameron Stewart, Brenden Fletcher, Bats Tarr and company wrap up the Fugue's plot in "Batgirl" #50, which serves as a strong conclusion to their run on the title.
Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta make things much, much worse for the Vision and his family when the neighbors' dog visits in "The Vision" #6.