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Valiant-Sized Quantum & Woody #1

Quantum and Woody get star treatment in a standalone mega-sized read written by Tim Siedell and James Asmus with art from Pere Pérez and Brian Level in "Valiant-Sized Quantum and Woody" #1.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Tim Siedell, James Asmus
Artists:
Pere Perez, Brian Level
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 3rd, 2014

Unity

As World War I winds down, Unit Y has one final mission to save London in Matt Kindt and Cary Nord's "Unity" #0.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Cary Nord
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
October 20th, 2014

Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody #1

Christopher Priest and MD Bright get the old band back together and they sound just as good as they ever did in this great return of "Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody" #1.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Christopher Priest
Artists:
MD Bright, Dexter Vines
Reviewer:
Matt Little
October 15th, 2014

Earth 2: World's End #1

"Earth 2: World's End" #1 boasts a cover with fourteen creator names on it, but the story inside really should have had fewer, but with more dedication and creativity.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Artists:
Ardian Syaf, Sandra Hope, Danny Miki, Jorge Jimenez, Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Paolo Siqueira, Cam Smith, Scott McDaniel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 13th, 2014

Rai (Plus Edition) #1

Valiant delivers another new comic book in the form of “Rai" #1, courtesy of mind-numbing artwork from Clayton Crain to match the energetic tale from Matt Kindt.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Clayton Crain, Matt Kindt, Vicente Cifuentes, Rian Hughes, Raul Allen
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 2nd, 2014

Quantum and Woody: Goat

"Quantum And Woody: Goat" #0 by James Asmus and Tom Fowler is the best story you will read about a superpowerd goat's origin this month.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
James Asmus
Artists:
Tom Fowler
Reviewer:
Matt Little
March 7th, 2014

Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #19

"Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps" #19, written by Christos Gage and Joshua Dysart, with art from Bart Sears and ChrisCross gives readers a concise sample of what this book is about while setting up adventures to come.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Christos Gage, Joshua Dysart
Artists:
Bart Sears, ChrisCross, Victor Olazaba
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 21st, 2014

The Fox #2

The Fox is trapped in a diamond world by the "Queen of Diamonds" to do some hero-ing against his will in Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid's "The Fox" #2.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Dean Haspiel, Mark Waid, J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Dean Haspiel, Mike Cavallaro, Terry Austin
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
December 9th, 2013

Archer & Armstrong #15

"Archer & Armstrong" #15 has Fred Van Lente and Khari Evans follow Armstrong and Ivar throughout time, even as the Sect continues rear its ugly head and Armstrong deals with Archer's departure.

Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment
Writer:
Fred Van Lente
Artists:
Khari Evans, ChrisCross
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 15th, 2013

The Fox #1

"The Fox" #1 by Dean Haspiel and Mark Waid is a ton of fun and brings some much needed fun back to comic books.

Publisher:
Archie Comics
Writer:
Dean Haspiel, Mark Waid
Artists:
Dean Haspiel
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 29th, 2013

The Occultist #1

Tim Seeley and Mike Norton bring back their college-age magician in "The Occultist" #1, starting a mini-series that feels anything but magical.

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley
Artists:
Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Nat Webb
October 4th, 2013

It Girl and the Atomics #11

With "It Girl and the Atomics" #10, Jamie S. Rich and Natalie Nourigat turn out a comic that mixes fun and upbeat with a strong dash of drama. Kid spies! Immortals! Berets! What more can you ask for?

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jamie S. Rich
Artists:
Natalie Nourigat
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 19th, 2013

Dial H #12

"Dial H" #12 brings everything to a head and teaches us more about the power of the dials, but it's hard to keep from feeling like China Mieville and Alberto Ponticelli are trying to wrap everything up.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
China Mieville
Artists:
Alberto Ponticelli, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 6th, 2013

It Girl and the Atomics #8

"It Girl and the Atomics" #8 keeps its story light and inventive, as Jamie S. Rich and Mike Norton wrap up a two-part rescue mission that keeps It Girl's powers in high demand to stay one step ahead of killer robots.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jamie S. Rich
Artists:
Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 22nd, 2013

It GIrl and the Atomics #6

Jamie S. Rich and Chynna Clugston Flores team up for a special alien planet issue of "It Girl and the Atomics," and the end result is a retro-styled bundle of fun.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jamie S. Rich
Artists:
Chynna Clugston Flores
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 23rd, 2013

It GIrl and the Atomics #4

"It Girl and the Atomics" #4 suffers slightly by needing to provide an information dump of past issues, but Jamie S. Rich and Mike Norton still serve up a fun superhero romp.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jamie S. Rich
Artists:
Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 26th, 2012

It Girl and the Atomics #1

It Girl takes a star turn in this "Madman" spinoff miniseries written by Jamie S. Rich and drawn by Eisner Award winning creator Mike Norton.

Publisher:
Image Comics
Writer:
Jamie S. Rich
Artists:
Mike Norton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 8th, 2012

Stormwatch #5

This issue: a team member dies! (No, really.)

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 5th, 2012

Nightwing #3

"Nightwing" has turned out to be a pleasant, by- the-books superhero comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kyle Higgins

Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Eduardo Pansica, J.P. Mayer, Paulo Siqueria, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 17th, 2011

Birds of Prey #2

Dinah and Starling try to unravel the mysterious death of a reporter and continue building their interesting new team, adding Katana and Poison Ivy to the mix.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Duane Swierczynski
Artists:
Jesus Saiz
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
October 20th, 2011

Suicide Squad #2

Bad character designs aside, "Suicide Squad" is actually shaping up better than expected.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Glass
Artists:
Federico Dallocchio, Andrei Bressan
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 13th, 2011

Stormwatch #1

The new “Stormwatch” brings Wildstorm into the DC Universe as the group tries to recruit a superhuman known as Apollo.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Cornell
Artists:
Miguel Sepulveda
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
September 8th, 2011

Batman: The Dark Knight #4

Etrigan. Ragman. Batman. I thought you really wouldn’t need much more for a good comic. Yeah. I was wrong.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
David Finch
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Ryan Winn, Batt
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 1st, 2011

Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #2

Remove Ben Oliver and a lot of the pep leaves with him.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Schlagman
Artists:
Cliff Richards
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 27th, 2011

Flashpoint: Hal Jordan #1

It's a brisk read, but Ben Oliver's art sure is pretty.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Adam Schlagman
Artists:
Ben Oliver
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 30th, 2011

Freedom Fighters #9

“Look, I’ll ask around. I’m not promising anything, but maybe you can get a reserve gig with someone.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists:
Travis Moore, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 8th, 2011

Freedom Fighters #7

“I’ve been doing this longer than most of you, and what Condor says is right. I’ve fought against Mordru, Obsidian, and Eclipso, just to name a few, and magic is a real pain in the ass.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray
Artists:
Travis Moore, Walden Wong
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 3rd, 2011

Justice League of America/The 99 #1

“We hope to inspire people everywhere to acts of heroism and courage.”

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Stuart Moore, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Tom Derenick, Drew Geraci
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 1st, 2010

JSA All-Stars #11

The final installment of the JSA second feature wraps up here as does the four part feature tale.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Travis Moore, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 11th, 2010

Justice Society of America #43

As "Justice Society of America" prepares for a new creative team, James Robinson gives the new status quo for Obsidian and the Starheart.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Jesse Delperdang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 29th, 2010

DC Universe Legacies #5

As "DC Universe Legacies" moves into the realm of "Crisis on Infinite Earths," the book is picking up somewhat.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Len Wein
Artists:
George Perez, Walter Simonson, Scott Kolins, Scott Koblish
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 19th, 2010

JSA All-Stars #10

The latest "JSA All-Stars" is suffering from middle child syndrome. Or something like that.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Travis Moore, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 3rd, 2010

Detective Comics #867

There's a good idea in this issue of "Detective Comics," but it's not quite coming together.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
David Hine
Artists:
Scott McDaniel, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 28th, 2010

Justice Society of America #41

James Robinson and Mark Bagley continue to make this JLA/JSA team-up a fun read. They even manage to pack a few surprises into this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 26th, 2010

JSA All-Stars #8

"JSA All-Stars" continues to reshape itself into a much more interesting book than where it first began.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matthew Sturges, Jen Van Meter
Artists:
Freddie Williams II, Travis Moore, Dan Green
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 10th, 2010

Justice Society of America #40

A series of epilogues fill this so-called "New Era" issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Jesse Delperdang
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
July 6th, 2010

Justice Society of America #38

This issue of "Justice Society of America" is an unpleasant read, but that has to do with the bleakness of the situation rather than the creative team's skills.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bill Willingham
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Jesse Delperdang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 28th, 2010

Justice Society of America #30

It feels like the new "Justice Society of America" creative team is still finding its footing, here, although there are a couple of amusing moments.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 27th, 2009

Justice Society of America #29

A new era begins for the Justice Society of America -- New members! New threats! New creative team! New review!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Bill Willingham, Matthew Sturges
Artists:
Jesus Merino
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 29th, 2009

Kid Colt #1

This "Kid Colt" one-shot is really a compilation of four eight-page installments, and that original format didn't do this story any favors.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Tom DeFalco
Artists:
Rick Burchett
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 29th, 2009

Trinity #52

"Trinity" comes to a close with more of an epilogue than a final chapter, but it's still a satisfying conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Mike Norton, Tom Denerick, Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert, John Stanisci, Wayne Faucher, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 30th, 2009

Trinity #30

Kurt Busiek, Mark Bagley, and company continue on their year-long trek through "Trinity" and end up spinning a fun alternate-universe comic not quite like any other.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Mike Norton, Art Thibert, Ande Parks
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 28th, 2008

Trinity #26

DC’s third weekly series is half over and nearly impenetrable with almost a complete disconnect from the DCU.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Art Thibert, Scott McDaniel, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 26th, 2008

Trinity #21

While the series has improved in the past month, this issue isn't one of the best.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Scott McDaniel, Art Thibert, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
October 27th, 2008

DC Universe Halloween Special 2008 #1

Elongated Man and his wife Sue act as ghost detective tour guides through the spookiness that follows fan favorites in this "DC Universe Halloween Special"

Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Writer:
Dan DiDio, Mike Johnson, Eddie Berganza, Mikey Way, Harvey Richards, Brian Reed, Duncan Rouleau, Brad Desnoyer, Mark Verheiden, Eric Wallace
Artists:
Tony Shasteen, Matthew Clark, Trevor Hairsine, Don Ho, Jaime Mendoza, Marlo Alquiza, Norm Rapmund, Kevin Conrad, Mateus, Federico Dallocchio, Darick Robertson, Riccardo Burchielli, Dennis Calero
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 23rd, 2008

Trinity #18

Trinity's second act begins on a high note, as a DC world without Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman takes shape.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Art Thibert, Scott McDaniel,Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
October 6th, 2008

Trinity #12

"Trinity" marches on, relentlessly, and with a flair for the average.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Mike Norton, Art Thibert, Karl Kesel
Reviewer:
Timothy Callahan
August 25th, 2008

Trinity #3

In its third week, "Trinity" starts coming together. Mike Norton and Jerry Ordway's secondary story art is a visual treat.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Art Thibert, Mike Norton, Jerry Ordway
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
June 21st, 2008

Trinity #2

The hesitations in reaction to the first issue are erased with the second, as things come together and characters become interesting.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Art Thibert, Tom Derenick, Wayne Faucher
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
June 12th, 2008

Trinity #1

"Trinity" is a book filled with great promise and trustworthy creators, but the first issue's structure makes it an unsatisfying opening for the new weekly series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Artists:
Mark Bagley, Art Thibert, Scott McDaniel, Andy Owens
Reviewer:
Benjamin Birdie
June 4th, 2008
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