Jim Johnson

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Aquaman #24

Thu, October 24th, 2013 | Category: Review

Geoff Johns' next-to-last chapter of "Death of a King," as well as his next-to-last issue as writer, unfolds in a grand way in "Aquaman" #24, filled with origins, surprises, and great imagery from Paul Pelletier and Sean Parsons.

Zombie War #1

Wed, October 23rd, 2013 | Category: Review

"Zombie War" #1 by Kevin Eastman, Tom Skulan and Eric Talbot delivers an unabashed tale of zombie violence, originally created over twenty years ago, that's nothing like the kind of mayhem created by most modern-day zombie stories.

Zero #2

Mon, October 21st, 2013 | Category: Review

"Zero" #2 by Ales Kot and Tradd Moore is an intense but uneven issue that focuses on the brutally harsh and cold formative years of Edward Zero, the eventual soldier/assassin seen in the series' introductory issue.

Batman and Two-Face #24

Mon, October 21st, 2013 | Category: Review

"Batman and Two-Face" #24, is a moderately clever look at Two-Face that doesn't feature much of Batman, and is elevated by Patrick Gleason and Mick Gray's art in some places while hampered in others.

Fantastic Four #13

Wed, October 16th, 2013 | Category: Review

Writers Matt Fraction and Karl Kesel take the series on a darkly fascinating detour in "Fantastic Four" #13, while artists Mark Bagley and Joe Rubinstein keep it pleasingly light.

X-Men #6

Mon, October 14th, 2013 | Category: Review

"X-Men" #6 by Brian Wood and David López succeeds as both a chapter of "Battle of the Atom" and the ongoing series, but the large cast and no references to past events make it a tough read for the more casual X-Men reader.

Superman/Wonder Woman #1

Mon, October 14th, 2013 | Category: Review

"Superman/Wonder Woman" #1 by Charles Soule and Tony S. Daniel works better as a straightforward superhero team-up than as a love story and is padded with full page illustrations, but this first issue will make readers want more.

The Auteur: Premature Release Edition #1

Wed, October 9th, 2013 | Category: Review

Rick Spears, James Callahan and Luigi Anderson deliver an unfiltered, violent, disturbing and nigh-brilliant counterculture look at Hollywood and its eccentricities in Oni Press' "The Auteur #1: Premature Release Edition."

Avengers: Endless Wartime

Mon, October 7th, 2013 | Category: Review

Warren Ellis provides an engaging and refreshing reminder of the essence of Marvel's premiere superhero team in "Avengers: Endless Wartime," and Mike McKone mostly makes it feel epic, but it's marred by a glossed-over and disappointi

Captain America: Living Legend #1

Thu, October 3rd, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Captain America: Living Legend" #1, Cap only looks the part thanks to Granov's bold and life-like illustrations. Granov and Andy Diggle's story, with its flat dialogue and lack of any real punch, does little to showcase Cap as much

Archie #648

Thu, October 3rd, 2013 | Category: Review

Former "Thor" writer Tom DeFalco creates a funny and enjoyable parody of The Thunder God in "Archie" #648, by transforming Archie into the Clod of Thunder while he and artists Fernando Ruiz and Rich Koslowski stay true to all character

The Other Dead #1

Mon, September 30th, 2013 | Category: Review

Digger Mesch's idea of undead animals is decently-realized by Joshua Ortega in "The Other Dead" #1, albeit with some gratuitous distractions that slow the story's pace. It's nicely drawn by Qing Ping Mui, who makes zombie animals

Uncanny Avengers #12

Fri, September 27th, 2013 | Category: Review

Rick Remender advances his Apocalypse Twins story in "Uncanny Avengers" #12, but his awkward dialogue, over-the-top violence and some sloppy artwork from Salvador Larroca make it far less enjoyable.

Detective Comics #23.4

Wed, September 25th, 2013 | Category: Review

Writer Frank Tieri uses Villains Month as a backdrop for a brutal but enjoyable character study of Man-Bat in "Detective Comics" #23.4, and Scot Eaton and Jaime Mendoza are in sync portraying a conflicted character with noble intent but animal i

Ghosted #3

Fri, September 13th, 2013 | Category: Review

Writer Joshua Williamson finally gets his paranormal game on with "Ghosted" #3, and artist Goran Sudzuka delivers an uncluttered looking story of an expert thief and his crew attempting to steal nothing less than an actual ghost from a haunted m

Superman #23.2

Thu, September 12th, 2013 | Category: Review

Writer Tony Bedard makes Brianiac out to be more like a spiteful kid rather than the brilliant mind his name suggests in "Superman" #23.2, but artist Pascal Alixe's textured and detailed interpretation at least makes it worth looking at.

Batman #23.2

Wed, September 11th, 2013 | Category: Review

The chemistry between Scott Snyder, Ray Fawkes and Jeremy Haun combine for a well-constructed and suspenseful standalone featuring The Riddler in "Batman" #23.2.

Reality Check #1

Mon, September 9th, 2013 | Category: Review

In "Reality Check" #1, Glen Brunswick and Viktor Bogdanovic put together a convincing but somewhat predictable look at the life of a driven, lonely comic book creator whose creation turns up in a very strange place.

Action Comics #23.1

Thu, September 5th, 2013 | Category: Review

Writer Michael Alan Nelson turns Cyborg Superman into a flat and soulless character with a contrived origin in "Action Comics" #23.1, but at least artist Mike Hawthorne makes the character look villainous and the issue pleasing overall.

All-New X-Men #16

Wed, September 4th, 2013 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis, Stuart Immonen and Wade von Grawbadger nicely manage an array of X-Men from multiple eras, but Bendis' usual slow and talky approach does little to advance "Battle of the Atom" in "All-New X-Men" #16.

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