Jim Johnson

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Superman: Futures End #1

Fri, September 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

Dan Jurgens and Lee Weeks craft one of the better and more meaningful tie-ins with "Futures End: Superman" #1, by revealing the new Superman's motives and still keeping the character interesting.

Deep Gravity #3

Wed, September 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Mike Richardson's outer space story in "Deep Gravity" #3 is tightly executed by scripters Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko, borrowing from some of the greatest space movies while being convincingly illustrated by Fernando Baldó.

POP #2

Wed, September 24th, 2014 | Category: Review

Curt Pires and Jason Copland characters are what powers "POP" #2, continuing the story of a literally manufactured celebrity on the run. It's a largely understandable comic despite a puzzling drug trip and some obscure references.

Superior Spider-Man #33

Mon, September 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Christos Gage delivers a fun gathering of all things Spidey in "Superior Spider-Man" #33, an "Edge of Spider-Verse" chapter painstakingly detailed by Guiseppe Camuncoli and John Dell.

Justice League: Futures End #1

Fri, September 19th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jeff Lemire, Jed Doherty and Gabe Eltaeb make the second half of a two-parter accessible enough in "Justice League: Futures End" #1, but there's not much story to access.

The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World #1

Thu, September 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

Grant Morrison gets the multiverse right in "The Multiversity: The Society of Super-Heroes: Conquerors of the Counter-World" #1, an accessible-enough story enriched with DC history, and nicely envisioned by Chris Sprouse and Dave McCaig.

Batgirl: Futures End #1

Fri, September 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Gail Simone's farewell to the series is the atypically contrived and clichéd "Batgirl: Futures End" #1 with art by Javier Garron.

Batman: Futures End #1

Thu, September 11th, 2014 | Category: Review

Ray Fawkes and Scott Snyder deliver a Batman who's broken but not defeated in "Batman: Futures End" #1, along with a couple of surprises that help maintain reader interest, and artist Aco's future world is fittingly cramped and gritty.

Armor Hunters: Harbinger #3

Mon, September 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Joshua Dysart and Robert Gill build a tense and character-driven conclusion to the series in "Armor Hunters: Harbinger" #3, a creepy and thrilling climax that also advances the main "Armor Hunters" story.

Detective Comics: Futures End #1

Thu, September 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Buccatello tells a tense and intriguing future tale teaming up Batman and The Riddler in "Detective Comics: Futures End" #1 that has ties to recent storylines, drawn by a trio of artists that show not much has changed in Gotham.

Earth 2: Futures End #1

Thu, September 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

Daniel H. Wilson has a simple enough idea for "Earth 2: Futures End" #1, but he and artists Eddy Barrows and Eber Ferreira unnecessarily convolute this battle between Mr. Terrifics with weak transitions, odd pacing, and muddled inking.

Alice Cooper #1

Thu, September 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

Joe Harris and Eman Casallos don't go for over-the-top shock value in "Alice Cooper" #1, instead settling for a lower-key if somewhat derivative introduction that is nonetheless fun.

Evil Empire #4

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

The story zigs and zags as the surprises keep coming in Max Bemis and Andrea Mutti's "Evil Empire" #4, a social/political thriller that suffers from some odd dialogue and characterization but is ultimately saved by its volley of twists.

Low #2

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

Rick Remender & Greg Tocchini's "Low" #2 picks up ten years after the previous issue, with the same gorgeous visuals, but not the same optimistic outlook, where a surviving mother and son struggle to survive in a world near end.

C.O.W.L. #4

Wed, August 27th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Crime Story" meets "Astro City" only alludes to the basic premise of "C.O.W.L." #4 by Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, Rod Reis, and Stéphane Perger, the story of a superhero union on strike against a city overcome with political

Sundowners #1

Tue, August 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

Tim Seeley and Jim Terry provide a classic looking superhero comic with an unusual perspective in "Sundowners" #1, with an evasive look at four characters who may or may not be the heroic personas they claim to be.

Daredevil #7

Thu, August 21st, 2014 | Category: Review

Mark Waid and Javier Rodriguez' "Daredevil" #7 is just another awesome issue of the series, and an "Original Sin" tie-in, full of the usual surprises, beautifully arranged art, stunning colors and understanding of the characters.

Black Market #2

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Frank J. Barbiere and Victor Santos' "Black Market" #2 is a bumpier ride thanks to a few too many flashbacks early on, but smooths out as the issue progresses.

Trees #4

Wed, August 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Trees" #4 by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard tells compelling stories of two main characters that also reveal more about the mystery of the Trees, in another excellent issue that will snag the few readers who haven't fully committed.

Amazing Spider-Man #5

Fri, August 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos provide a witty, character-driven, balanced, and lighthearted story that explores Peter's relationship with Silk, and the Black Cat's vendetta against Peter, in "Amazing Spider-Man" #5.

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