Jim Johnson

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REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo's "Batman" #32

Wed, June 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo's "Batman" #32 is "a superb showcase of collaborative comic book storytelling."

REVIEW: Johns & Romita Jr.'s "Superman" #32

Wed, June 25th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Geoff Johns & John Romita Jr.'s "Superman" #32 is "an excellent story that speaks for itself, and captures both the nature and the scope of the character."

REVIEW: Bendis & Oeming's "The United States of Murder Inc." #2

Fri, June 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Brian Bendis & Michael Avon Oeming's "The United States of Murder Inc." #2 is "an excellent noir-ish, alternate-reality, poli-criminal thriller."

REVIEW: Venditti & Braithwaite Kick Off "Armor Hunters" #1

Thu, June 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Robert Venditti & Doug Braithwaite's "Armor Hunters" #1 is "exciting and well-drawn," with "exactly the kind of storytelling that an event like this needs."

REVIEW: Layman, March Provide a Shocking Twist in "Batman Eternal" #9

Wed, June 4th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

John Layman and Guillem March take the wheel for "Batman Eternal" #9, an issue filled with story developments and legitimately huge surprises.

REVIEW: Millar & Fegredo's "MPH" #1

Thu, May 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Like a sprinter running a forty-yard dash, Mark Millar and Duncan Fegredo's "MPH" #1 moves in a pretty linear, straightforward manner.

REVIEW: Andrews' "Iron Fist: The Living Weapon" #2

Mon, May 12th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Kaare Andrews continues "Iron Fist: The Living Weapon" with a "beautifully drawn and accessible" second issue.

REVIEW: Azzarello, Lemire, Jurgens, Giffen & Zircher's "Futures End" #1

Thu, May 8th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

The first issue of DC Comics' "Futures End" weekly series is "an enjoyable debut that's helped along by a strong artist."

REVIEW: Aaron & Latour's "Southern Bastards" #1

Fri, May 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Jason Aaron and Jason Latour's debut issue of "Southern Bastards" is a strong opening chapter to the Image Comics series.

REVIEW: "Daredevil" #1.50 Celebrates 50 Years

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Daredevil" #1.50 "one incredible birthday present" for Matt Murdock's 50th Birthday by Mark Waid, Javier Rodriguez, Brian Bendis, Karl Kesel, Alex Maleev & more.

REVIEW: Snyder, Tynion & Fabok's "Batman Eternal" #1 is "A Tremendous Start"

Wed, April 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV & Jason Fabok deliver "a tremendous start" to DC Comics' new weekly series with "Batman Eternal" #1.

REVIEW: Jurgens & Medina's "Aquaman and the Others" #1

Thu, April 3rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Jurgens and Lan Medina's "Aquaman and the Others" #1 delivers an issue "bold in its confidence as a sister title."

REVIEW: Snyder & Murphy's "The Wake" #7

Fri, March 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy continue a strong run with "The Wake" #7, an issue that's "equally fascinating, terrifying and mysterious."

REVIEW: Pak, Lee, Rocafort & Tan's "Batman/Superman Annual" #1

Mon, March 10th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Greg Pak, Jae Lee, Kenneth Rocafort & Philip Tan craft "Batman/Superman Annual" #1, a "worthy issue that carves out a deserved place as part of the series."

REVIEW: Millar & Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy" #4

Fri, March 7th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Millar and Frank Quitely's "Jupiter's Legacy" #4 finds "something plenty worthwhile to wring out of the traditional superhero idea."

REVIEW: Bunn & Walta's "Magneto" #1

Thu, March 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Cullen Bunn & Gabriel Hernandez Walta's "Magneto" debut is "a strong introduction with a solid premise" that continues the Master of Magnetism's story.

REVIEW: Fraction & Aja's "Hawkeye" #15

Fri, February 28th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Matt Fraction and David Aja's "Hawkeye" #15 returns to Clint Barton with "a terrific issue that elevates the threat level."

REVIEW: Waid & Samnee's "Daredevil" #36

Thu, February 20th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Mark Waid & Chris Samnee wrap up this volume of "Daredevil" with an issue that's "a superb ending to a storyline, and to the series."

REVIEW: Edmondson & Gerads Relaunch "The Punisher" #1

Wed, February 5th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Nathan Edmondson & Mitch Gerads' "The Punisher" #1 is "a worthwhile beginning of a new era for the character" in its All-New Marvel NOW! relaunch.

REVIEW: Taylor & Rocha's "Earth 2 Annual" #1 Delves Into Batman's Origin

Fri, January 31st, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Tom Taylor and Robson Rocha's "Earth 2 Annual" #1 is "a great example of comic storytelling" that explores Earth 2 Batman's origin.

American Legends #1

Wed, November 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

Bill Schwartz, Zachary Schwartz and Studio Hive create some engaging folklore with 19th-century figures in "American Legends" #1, in a nicely colored but artistically inconsistent depiction carried by the script.

Superman Unchained #9

Wed, November 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

Scott Snyder, Jim Lee, and Dustin Nguyen bring the title to a big-budget close in "Superman Unchained" #9, a bombastic yet poetic and redeeming conclusion to a strong series that renews Superman's standing as an extraordinary hero.

All-New X-Men #33

Thu, October 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

Brian Michael Bendis' saves "All-New X-Men" #33 with some lightheartedness and interesting characterizations, while Mahmud Asrar puts a quirky but pleasingly fitting look to the story.

Aliens: Fire and Stone #2

Wed, October 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

A subdued, restrained mood dominates Chris Roberson and Patric Reynolds' "Aliens: Fire and Stone" #2, an otherwise decent chapter in a mega-arc that further ties the "Aliens" and "Prometheus" films together.

Deathlok #1

Wed, October 29th, 2014 | Category: Review

Nathan Edmondson and Mike Perkins prove their understanding of an underused character in "Deathlok" #1, knowing exactly what to preserve and what to alter in this strong intro, the best take on the property since the original incarnation.

Earth 2: World's End #3

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

A large creative roster headed up by writer Daniel H. Wilson team up for a nice looking but very average "Earth 2: World's End" #3, where the heroes fight off Apokolips' forces -- again.

Memetic #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan take a familiar modern concept and gives it a nudge, making for a disturbing and engaging story in "Memetic" #1.

Edward Scissorhands #1

Wed, October 22nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Kate Leth and Drew Rausch both channel their inner Tim Burton in "Edward Scissorhands" #1 by wonderfully evoking the same kind of conflicting emotions inspired in the film, complete with a delightful, off-kilter Burton-esque look.

Batman/Superman #15

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

"Batman/Superman" #15 concludes Greg Pak's fun but inconsistent study of a memory impaired World's Finest duo, consistently drawn by a team of artists, but fails to live up to what could have been a more compelling character examinatio

Avengers & X-Men: AXIS #2

Mon, October 20th, 2014 | Category: Review

Rick Remender delivers a weak story coupled with poor characterization and dialogue in "Avengers & X-Men: AXIS" #2, further hindered by surprisingly uninspired art from Adam Kubert.

Prometheus: Fire and Stone #2

Wed, October 15th, 2014 | Category: Review

Paul Tobin manages a compelling story in between a derivative opening sequence and an already-spoiled cliffhanger in "Prometheus: Fire and Stone" #2, set in a world both lavishly but uneasily illustrated by Juan Ferreyra & Eduardo Ferreyra.

The October Faction #1

Wed, October 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Steve Niles and Damien Worm reunite for "The October Faction" #1, a somewhat slow introduction to a moderately interesting story about a family patriarch and former monster hunter; a story saved by some element of mystery.

X-O Manowar #0

Wed, October 8th, 2014 | Category: Review

Robert Venditti bridges recent and future events with "X-O Manowar" #0, revealing the younger days of a decidedly different Aric of Dacia, beautifully drawn by Clay Mann and Sean Mann, and likewise gorgeously colored by Romulo Fajardo.

Fantastic Four Annual #1

Mon, October 6th, 2014 | Category: Review

James Robinson ties into his main story with "Fantastic Four Annual" #1, telling the emotional tale of Sue Storm as a grizzly mom and her battle with Dr. Doom for custody of her daughter, beautifully drawn by Tom Grummett & Tom Palmer.

Captain America #25

Thu, October 2nd, 2014 | Category: Review

Rick Remender composes two decent chapters flanking a very weak middle one that introduces the new Cap in "Captain America" #25, but the art team led by Carlos Pacheco and Stuart Immonen competently brings some consistency.

Fiction Squad #1

Wed, October 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

The chemistry between Paul Jenkins and Ramon Bachs makes for the stunningly beautiful and captivating "Fiction Squad" #1, adding a deceptively clever spin to the established idea of a world populated with characters from children's lore.

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.

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