Jim Johnson

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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.

REVIEW: Romero & Maleev's "Empire of the Dead: Act One" #1

Thu, January 23rd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

George Romero & Alex Maleev's "Empire of the Dead: Act One" #1 is "an interesting story ... that fits well with the comic book medium."

REVIEW: Snyder & Capullo's "Batman" #27

Wed, January 22nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo continue "Zero Year" with "Batman" #27, "a fresh story that surprises" as Batman continues his fledgling crusade.

REVIEW: Simone & Gill's "Batgirl" #27 Heads To "Gothtopia"

Thu, January 16th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Gail Simone and Robert Gill's "Gothtopia" crossover in "Batgirl" #27 is "another amazing story in this superbly written and drawn title."

REVIEW: Dysart & Henry's "Harbinger" #20 is a "Must-Read"

Mon, January 13th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Joshua Dysart & Clayton Henry's "Harbinger" #20 introduces a new character and "remains among the best of Valiant's output."

REVIEW: The Anniversary Celebration of "Detective Comics" #27

Thu, January 9th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Batman celebrates his 75th Anniversary in style with "Detective Comics" #27, "one of the best ever anniversary issues of its kind."

ADVANCE REVIEW: Milano, Lanzing, Kelly & To's "Hacktivist" #1

Mon, January 6th, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

Alyssa Milano, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly & Marcus To's "Hacktivist" #1 is an issue that "inspires thought, both wondrous and fearful."

REVIEW: Scott Snyder Gives "Superman Unchained" #5 A Shot of Adrenaline

Thu, January 2nd, 2014 | Category: Comic Books

"Superman Unchained" #5 features big revelations for Clark Kent as Jim Lee is joined by Dustin Nguyen for several flashback sequences.

REVIEW: Slott & Ramos' "Superior Spider-Man" #24

Fri, December 20th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos bring the Superior Venom to "Superior Spider-Man" #24 in "a very enjoyable and thrilling issue."

REVIEW: Keatinge & Kowalski's "Marvel Knights: Hulk" #1

Thu, December 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Joe Keatinge & Peter Kowalski's "Marvel Knights: Hulk" #1 is a strong debut issue of the series, and delivers a successful and engaging read.

REVIEW: Immonen & Lafuente's "Avengers Annual" #1

Fri, December 6th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Kathryn Immonen and David Lafuente deliver a holiday-themed "Avengers Annual" #1, "a very fun, enjoyable and kind-spirited Christmas delight"

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 St├ęphane 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.

Batman Eternal #19

Thu, August 14th, 2014 | Category: Review

Tim Seeley helms "Batman Eternal" #19 by interweaving tightly-paced story threads embellished with clever dialogue, while artist Emanuel Simeoni and colorist Blond adds to the mood with dense and richly textured panels that pack each page.

Dark Ages #1

Wed, August 13th, 2014 | Category: Review

Dan Abnett and I.N.J. Culbard reunite to bring aliens into medieval Europe in "Dark Ages" #1, pleasingly told in a straightforward manner while suggesting the notion that there's more to what's seen in this issue.

Moon Knight #6

Mon, August 11th, 2014 | Category: Review

Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey deliver a tightly-paced origin for the new Black Spectre, capped off with a fitting confrontation to wrap up their run on the title in "Moon Knight" #6.

Harbinger: Omegas #1

Mon, August 11th, 2014 | Category: Review

Writer Joshua Dysart's "Harbinger: Omegas" #1 is a low-key but critical conduit between the recently-concluded "Harbinger" series and whatever comes next, nicely laid out and cleverly drawn by Rafa Sandoval and Jordi Tarragona.

Original Sin: Hulk Vs. Iron Man #4

Mon, August 11th, 2014 | Category: Review

Kieron Gillen and Mark Waid somewhat redeem Tony Stark and clarify his role in creating The Hulk in "Original Sin" #3.4, with action and revelations that salvages the series, and has a convincing Hulk vs. Iron Man battle drawn by Luke Ross.

Thanos: The Infinity Revelation

Tue, August 5th, 2014 | Category: Review

Jim Starlin stages an epic homecoming in "Thanos: The Infinity Revelation," an opus whose strength lies in the vast journey that takes readers through every cosmic corner of the Marvel Universe.

New 52: Futures End #13

Mon, August 4th, 2014 | Category: Review

"New 52: Futures End" #13 is a meandering, impenetrable and stagnant chapter in this weekly series, notable only for Patrick Zircher's pleasing artwork that props up Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens and Keith Giffen's story.

The Massive #25

Fri, August 1st, 2014 | Category: Review

As Brian Wood and Garry Brown's "The Massive" #25 begins the final arc of the series, the arc itself begins to chronicle what appears to be actual end of the world, in a tense & ominous tale that benefits from its atypically personal story.

The Wake #10

Wed, July 30th, 2014 | Category: Review

"The Wake" #10 brings together everything previously laid out by Scott Snyder in past issues, revealing a far larger and surprisingly epic story that's nicely wrapped up and magnificently chronicled by Sean Murphy.

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