Jim Johnson

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Justice League of America #12

Fri, February 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Justice League of America" #12 by Matt Kindt and a team of artists is another "Forever Evil" tie-in, but its contrivances and lack of dimension keep it from being more than a nice-looking comic that does little to advance the overall

Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #1

Wed, February 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Winter Soldier: The Bitter March" #1 doesn't feature the lead character all that much, but Rick Remender and Roland Boschi nonetheless deliver a nice start to a cold war period piece with the same kind of feel as a classic S.H.I.E.L.D. thr

Insect Bath #1

Wed, February 12th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Insect Bath" #1, edited by Jason T. Miles, pays its own unique and unapologetic tribute to 1970s underground comix with a horror spin, and is an expectedly mixed but overall worthwhile homage to a classic counter-culture era.

Iron Man #21

Mon, February 10th, 2014 | Category: Review

Kieron Gillen's "Iron Metropolitan" story carries on in "Iron Man" #21, and while centered around a neat idea, the actual execution weakens the issue, especially Joe Bennett and Scott Hanna's new characters bearing strong sim

All-New Invaders #2

Fri, February 7th, 2014 | Category: Review

The old Invaders start to reunite in "All-New Invaders" #2, and are looking good as drawn by Steve Pugh and Guru-eFX. Writer James Robinson makes this reunion fun, but relies on a few too many contrivances to hold it together.

The Punisher #1

Wed, February 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

Frank Castle has set up shop in Los Angeles in "The Punisher" #1 by Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerads, where both the scenery and his disposition are a little brighter, but his war on crime still yields a high body count.

Earth 2 Annual #2

Thu, January 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

The new Batman's identity is revealed in the well-paced, superbly-drawn, and surprising "Earth 2 Annual" #2, by Tom Taylor, Robson Rocha, and Scott Hanna, which also provides the origin of, and link to, Earth 2's original Batman.

Bravest Warriors 2014 Annual #1

Wed, January 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

A quartet of creators each tells their own story featuring Catbug in the funny and even educational "Bravest Warriors 2014 Annual" #1, focusing on the character from Pendleton Ward's animated web-series and can be enjoyed by young kids and

Furious #1

Wed, January 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Writer Bryan J.L. Glass takes a shot at superheroics in "Furious" #1, and he delivers a unique story despite a somewhat overbearing message. Artist Victor Santos keeps it light but bogs it down somewhat with confusing and oddly-shadowed panels.

George Romero's Empire of the Dead: Act One #1

Thu, January 23rd, 2014 | Category: Review

George Romero brings his next zombie effort not to the big screen, but to the comic medium in "Empire of the Dead: Act One" #1, with a couple of cool surprises, allowing artist Alex Maleev to prove that he was born to draw an urban zombie apocal

The Massive #19

Wed, January 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Wood moves the locale to Eastern Europe and begins a new story with the return of some familiar characters and plot threads in "The Massive" #19, and this post-crash world looks as bleak as ever as drawn by Garry Brown.

Batman #27

Wed, January 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Writer Scott Snyder slows the story a bit, taking time to explore character dynamics in the verbose "Batman" #27. Artists Greg Capullo and Danny Miki continue to beautifully render "Zero Year" with the usual beautiful layouts and homag

All-New X-Men #21

Mon, January 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Veteran artist Brent Anderson contributes a few pages to Brian Michael Bendis and Brandon Peterson's "All-New X-Men" #21, but this introduction succeeds mostly at making the rest of the issue look weaker in comparison.

Batgirl #27

Thu, January 16th, 2014 | Category: Review

It's a super sparkly day in Gotham, as "Gothtopia" gets rolling in Gail Simone and Robert Gill's "Batgirl" #27, but a brutal villain contrasts the idyllic setting and a sense of uneasiness is pervasive in this impressive and

Harbinger #20

Mon, January 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

Joshua Dysart and Clayton Henry start a new storyline in bold fashion in "Harbinger" #20, which introduces a new teenage character and gives a peek into a very troubling future.

Sheltered #6

Mon, January 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

Creators Johnnie Christmas and Ed Brisson take the series on a bit of a welcome detour in "Sheltered" #6, although it's rather slow until its importance is realized. The simplicity of the art is a perfect match for the issue's everyday

Marvel Knights: Spider-Man #4

Mon, January 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Marvel Knights: Spider-Man" #4 by Matt Kindt and Marco Rudy has the same trippy, psychedelic feel as past issues, and while the mood is getting kind of old storywise, the eclectic art keeps it interesting and moving along well enough.

Detective Comics #27

Thu, January 9th, 2014 | Category: Review

Scott Snyder, Bryan Hitch and over twenty other top creators admirably and fittingly pay tribute to Batman and the character's enduring legacy on his 75th anniversary in the impressively-assembled "Detective Comics" #27.

Hacktivist #1

Mon, January 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

Actress and activist Alyssa Milano had the idea, and Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly and Marcus To bring the next wave of social networking and social revolution to life in the brilliantly disturbing "Hacktivist" #1.

Superman #26

Fri, January 3rd, 2014 | Category: Review

Writer Scott Lobdell and artist Ken Lashley badly mishandle the character of Lois Lane in "Superman" #26, but recover somewhat when the story focuses on Clark and Diana, as well as featured villain The Parasite.

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