Jim Johnson

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Articles By Jim Johnson

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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.

X-O Manowar #31

Fri, January 2nd, 2015 | Category: Review

Issue #31 is the start of a new storyline, introducing both a new status quo and a new if stereotypical villain, easily accessible with strong, competent art that welcomes new and existing readers alike.

Harbinger: Faith #0

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Harbinger: Faith" #0 gives a well-deserved look at one of the publisher's most likeable characters, and is well-handled by the ever-capable Joshua Dysart and mostly well drawn by Robert Gill.

Wytches #3

Wed, December 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

Scott Snyder adds a real-life kind of horror to the supernatural, continuing to evolve the story in "Wytches" #3, while Jock and Matt Hollingsworth make add a sort of surreal haziness to the mood that makes the whole thing even scarier.

Batman #37

Wed, December 17th, 2014 | Category: Review

Scott Snyder ramps up his "Endgame" arc with more creepiness and some big surprises in "Batman" #37, all effectively and beautifully captured by Greg Capullo, Danny Mike and FCO Plascencia, and a related backup story adds some extra va

They're Not Like Us #1

Tue, December 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

Eric Stephenson and Simon Gane ensure "They're Not Like Us" #1 is not like any other comic about superpowered youngsters, with a well-characterized and nicely detailed issue that takes a minimal approach.

Afterlife With Archie #7

Fri, December 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

Archie and most of the gang continue to survive the spreading zombie apocalypse in Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla's "Afterlife With Archie" #7, another powerful and somber issue that continues to deliver surprises.

Deep State #2

Wed, December 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Deep State" #2 could have been tired and clichéd, but instead is remarkably fresh -- thanks to the deftness of Justin Jordan and some creepy renderings by Ariela Kristantina -- and holds together despite a somewhat incoherent cliffhanger.

The Valiant #1

Wed, December 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jeff Lemire and Matt Kindt have millennia of backstory to establish and don't make The Eternal Warrior seem very competent, but "The Valiant" #1 is still a fun introduction that showcases a diverse array of characters drawn by Paolo Rivera.

Thanos Vs. Hulk #1

Thu, December 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

It's called "Thanos vs. Hulk" #1, but Jim Starlin barely provides an encounter between the two titans in a story full of painfully awkward moments and exchanges. Still, it's somewhat fun by virtue of Starlin's old-school take on t

Archie #662

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

It's not a Merry Christmas for Mr. Lodge because of Archie's tomfoolery, but Archie tries to make it up to him in the comical "Archie" #662 by Angelo DeCesare, Pat Kennedy, and T.M. Kennedy.

Five Ghosts #14

Wed, December 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham's "Five Ghosts" #14 is a stunningly horrific, fun and welcoming chapter in the timeless, swashbuckling adventures of Fabian Gray, and demonstrates an all-too rare level of creative cooperation.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #1

Wed, November 26th, 2014 | Category: Review

Michael Moreci takes a fairly linear path connecting the last two films in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" #1, but the comparison between the two sides in a changing world, forebodingly drawn by Dan McDaid, make it worthwhile.

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