Jim Johnson

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Burning Fields #2

Wed, February 18th, 2015 | Category: Review

A dirty oil field in a war-ravaged land may not be pretty, but Michael Moreci, Tim Daniel and Colin Lorimer revel in that in the well-characterized and appropriately grimy "Burning Fields" #2.

Harley Quinn Valentine's Day Special #1

Thu, February 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti bring some whimsical pseudo-romance into Bruce Wayne's life in "Harley Quinn Valentine's Day Special" #1 with a lighthearted tale that's attractively but inconsistently rendered by a roster of art

Satellite Sam #11

Wed, February 11th, 2015 | Category: Review

Matt Fraction and Howard Chaykin have honed their synergy to near perfection in "Satellite Sam" #11 as multiple but related storylines break open amidst a hostile environment of prejudice and backstabbing in the dawn of the television age.

Divinity #1

Wed, February 11th, 2015 | Category: Review

Matt Kindt expands the footprint of the Valiant Universe with the time and location-spanning "Divinity" #1, focusing on both characters and high concepts that are aptly illustrated by Trevor Hairsine, Ryan Winn and David Baron.

Ant-Man #2

Mon, February 9th, 2015 | Category: Review

Nick Spencer, Ramon Rosanas and Jordan Boyd all bring a light touch to a very fun and enjoyable "Ant-Man" #2, where things start to look up for Scott Lang as the ill-reputed superhero once again proves his character as a true hero.

Cluster #1

Wed, February 4th, 2015 | Category: Review

Ed Brisson and Damian Couceiro take a lot of tried and true story elements and fuse them together in the aptly-titled "Cluster" #1, a science fiction thriller driven by well-defined characters and some unexpected change-ups.

Imperium #1

Wed, February 4th, 2015 | Category: Review

A new ongoing series featuring the next phase of Toyo Harada's power grab begins in "Imperium" #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite, containing the same quality characterization seen in "Harbinger" and a couple of other surpri

All-New Invaders #14

Mon, February 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

After seventy five years, the Human Torch's sidekick Toro -- who faces a welcome transformation after a well-written bonding moment with his old partner -- gets the spotlight in James Robinson and Steve Pugh's "All-New Invaders" #14.

Thor #4

Fri, January 30th, 2015 | Category: Review

It's old Thor vs. new Thor in "Thor" #4 as Jason Aaron demonstrates his adeptness with two incarnations of the character, while Russell Dauterman and Matthew Wilson showcase a great showdown.

The Dying and the Dead #1

Wed, January 28th, 2015 | Category: Review

Jonathan Hickman, Ryan Bodenheim and Michael Garland reunite for another tale of epic scope in the accessible, intriguing and detailed "The Dying and the Dead" #1, which features two ancient and opposing groups with man caught in the middle

Fantastic Four #642

Fri, January 23rd, 2015 | Category: Review

The First Family reunites and their foe's master scheme is revealed as the series reverts to its old numbering in James Robinson and Leonard Kirk's "Fantastic Four" #642, a fun issue full of guest stars, action and pivotal moments.

Ivar, Timewalker #1

Wed, January 21st, 2015 | Category: Review

Fred Van Lente brings a timeless cool to the lead character in the lighthearted "Ivar, Timewalker" #1 and introduces a inventor of time travel while Clayton Henry and Brian Reber make the past look authentic and the future believable.

Creeple Peeple #1

Wed, January 21st, 2015 | Category: Review

Matt Anderson, Patrick Pidgeon, Time Lattie and Diego Rodriguez's mad-science themed "Creeple Peeple" #1 is far more mild than wild and its science isn't really so weird.

All-New Captain America #3

Thu, January 15th, 2015 | Category: Review

Rick Remender spends too much time on psychological warfare but provides some nice insight on Sam Wilson in the uneven "All-New Captain America" #3, though the art team makes everything look just a little too murky.

Batman Eternal #41

Thu, January 15th, 2015 | Category: Review

Kyle Higgins scripts "Batman Eternal" #41 as he, Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV deliver a suspenseful and unnerving chapter with a couple surprises that are elevated by appropriately effective images from Joe Quinones and Kelsey Shannon.

Earth 2 #30

Mon, January 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson and a team of artists put forth an inconsistent and fragmented "Earth 2" #30 that tangentially fits within the ongoing story, featuring some decent art overlaid with hurried stories and sloppy scripting.

Star Wars #1

Mon, January 12th, 2015 | Category: Review

Jason Aaron, John Cassaday and Laura Martin create a proud statement of reclamation with "Star Wars" #1, with a faithfully drawn and scripted issue that welcomes alienated readers back while impressing existing ones.

Amazing Spider-Man #12

Thu, January 8th, 2015 | Category: Review

It's Spidey overload in Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli & Cam Smith's fun, over-the-top "Amazing Spider-Man" #12, a "Spider-Verse" chapter that treads water in spots but is freshened by some story twists and breaks from continu

The Fade Out #4

Wed, January 7th, 2015 | Category: Review

Ed Brubaker, Sean Phillips and Elizabeth Breitweiser demonstrate amazing synergy in "The Fade Out" #4, a compelling, splendidly characterized and beautifully illustrated mystery surrounding a suspicious death in 1948 Hollywood.

Abigail and the Snowman #1

Mon, January 5th, 2015 | Category: Review

Roger Langridge brings his subtle wit and refined cartoonish style to "Abigail and the Snowman" #1, a delightfully enjoyable and well-characterized all-ages story about an outcast girl's new imaginary friend -- who is actually very real.

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