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Teen Titans #4

Red Robin and Algorithm have a showdown in S.T.A.R. Labs as Manchester Black watches and schemes in the climax of the first arc.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Will Pfeifer
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Matt Little
November 20th, 2014

New Suicide Squad #4

With slightly rough-looking art and a main story that has no real punch to it, "New Suicide Squad" #4's high point ends up being Amanda Waller versus Vic Sage.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean Ryan
Artists:
Tom Derenick, Rob Hunter, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 13th, 2014

George Pérez's Sirens #1

"George Pérez's Sirens" #1 hits stands and delivers a dizzyingly deep cast of characters embroiled in a galactic adventure perfect for Pérez's art.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
George Pérez
Artists:
George Pérez
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 17th, 2014

Batman Eternal #20

"Batman Eternal" #20's plot isn't the problem, as the Gotham Underground, Brazil, and Blackgate share the spotlight, but Simeoni's art is just as scattered as the story's locations.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman
Artists:
Emanuel Simeoni
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 21st, 2014

New Suicide Squad #2

"New Suicide Squad" #2 has Sean Ryan joined by Tom Denerick and a slew of finishers, even as we start to see the differences between the similarly-armed members of the Squad.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean Ryan
Artists:
Tom Denerick, Scott Hanna, Mark Irwin, Norm Rapmund, Batt
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 18th, 2014

Batman Eternal #19

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.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Emanuel Simeoni
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 14th, 2014

New Suicide Squad #1

"New Suicide Squad" #1 brings Black Manta, Deathstroke, Joker's Daughter, writer Sean Ryan and artist Jeremy Roberts to Amanda Waller's world.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sean Ryan
Artists:
Jeremy Roberts
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 10th, 2014

Batman Eternal #7

"Batman Eternal" #7 flows smoothly from the previous issue as Tim Seeley, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman and Emanuel Simeoni continue the weekly series.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tim Seeley, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman
Artists:
Emanuel Simeoni
Reviewer:
Marykate Jasper
May 23rd, 2014

Batman Eternal #5

"Batman Eternal" #5 has James Tynion IV and company up the ante as a mystery flu bug starts sweeping through Gotham, but it's the arrival of Andy Clarke on the art that makes you want to cheer.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Tynion IV, Scott Snyder, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 7th, 2014

Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller #1

Jim Zub, Andrew Coelho, and Scott Hanna are all about Amanda Waller in "Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller" #1, which finds her dropped into an unexpected and dangerous situation.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Jim Zub
Artists:
Andre Coelho, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
March 28th, 2014

Batgirl #27

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

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Robert Gill
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 16th, 2014

Detective Comics #26

John Layman and Aaron Lopresti bring Man-Bat out to fight Batman in "Detective Comics" #26.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Aaron Lopresti, Art Thibert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 5th, 2013

Batman #25

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo bring back one of the very first Batman villains in "Batman" #25, even as "Zero Year" continues to plunge Gotham into darkness.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 13th, 2013

Detective Comics #25

"Detective Comics" #25 by John Layman, Jason Fabok and Jorge Lucas has a pair of Jim Gordon stories. The backup story, "Troubled Waters," flows directly out of "Whistleblower Blues," a Zero Year tale.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Jorge Lucas
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
November 11th, 2013

Action Comics Annual #2

"Action Comics Annual" #2 by Scott Lobdell, Kenneth Rocafort and Dan Jurgens is enjoyable enough for attention to the fundamentals of comic storytelling, but the intriguing and nice looking story isn't bad, either.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort, Dan Jurgens
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
November 4th, 2013

Forever Evil: Arkham War #1

Not unlike his escapades in "Knightfall," Bane leads the charge in "Forever Evil: Arkham War" #1 by writer Peter J. Tomasi and artist Scot Eaton.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Jamie Mendoza, Norm Rapmund, Mick Gray
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 9th, 2013

Detective Comics #24

"Detective Comics" #24 has John Layman and Jason Fabok conclude their story of the Wrath (the anti-Batman) in exactly a manner as you expected, but it's still satisfying and well-told.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 7th, 2013

The Other Dead #1

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

Publisher:
IDW
Writer:
Joshua Ortega, Digger T. Mesch
Artists:
Qing Ping Mui
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
September 30th, 2013

Aquaman #23.1

In "Aquaman #23.1: Black Manta" by Tony Bedard, Geoff Johns and Claude St. Aubin, Black Manta is broken out of Belle Reve and considers his offer from the Crime Syndicate's with characteristic cold and near-silent single-mindedness.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Tony Bedard
Artists:
Claude St. Aubin
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
September 16th, 2013

Batman #23.1

"Batman" 23.1 by Andy Kubert and Andy Clarke embraces all the worst clichés that comic book villainy has to offer.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Andy Kubert
Artists:
Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
September 4th, 2013

Deathmatch #8

As the series enters its final stage, readers can sit back and enjoy the game as the number of characters continues to drop and the tension rises in "Deathmatch" #8 by Paul Jenkins and Carlos Magno.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Carlos Magno
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 16th, 2013

Superman #22

After last month's issue was so atmospheric and creepy, Scott Lobdell and Eddy Barrows's work on "Superman" #22 is so average as H.I.V.E. and Hector Hammond face off, that it ultimately comes as a letdown.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Eddy Barrows, Daniel HDR, Geraldo Borges, Eber Ferreira
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 24th, 2013

Detective Comics #22

"Detective Comics" #22 has John Layman and Jason Fabok introduce the Wrath into the New 52, and so far this villain is living up to its reputation as the Anti-Batman.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 3rd, 2013

Batgirl #21

"Batgirl" #21 a chilling tale by Gail Simone, where Batgirl battles a creepy new version of The Ventriloquist and a number of family issues, especially her own direct involvement in the apparent demise of her brother.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Gail Simone
Artists:
Fernando Pasarin, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
June 12th, 2013

Detective Comics #21

"Detective Comics" #21 is a one-off story introducing a new villain, but despite John Layman and Scot Eaton's best efforts, Penumbra doesn't have the same instant grab that Emperor Penguin did.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Scot Eaton, Andy Clarke, Jaime Mendoza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
June 5th, 2013

Superman #20

"Superman" #20 has beautiful art by Aaron Kuder, and a surprisingly fun story involving Superman and Orion in a typical "first they fight, then they cooperate" team-up, only this time, Wonder Woman's around too.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Aaron Kuder
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 24th, 2013

Detective Comics #19

"Detective Comics" #19 is also the 900th issue of the series, and to celebrate John Layman and Jason Fabok not only unleash an army of Man-Bats, but welcome in a plethora of back-up stories.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke, Henrik Jonsson, Sandu Florea, Mikel Janin, Jason Masters
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 3rd, 2013

Superman #18

"Superman" #18 tries to move the series back on track, but Scott Lobdell's script being tackled by Aaron Kuder, Tyler Kirkham, and Robson Rocha results in one artist that doesn't quite fit.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Aaron Kuder, Tyler Kirkham, Robson Rocha, Jamie Mendoza
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 1st, 2013

Justice League #18

"Justice League" #18 brings some guests into the Watchtower as Geoff Johns and Jesus Saiz follow Flash's recommendation to have a recruitment drive.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jesus Saiz, Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 22nd, 2013

Detective Comics #18

John Layman and Jason Fabok's Penguin story continues in "Detective Comics" #18, with a brief detour into the aftermath of last week's "Batman Incorporated" #8 that feels grafted onto the rest of the comic.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
jason Fabok, Henrik Jonsson, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 6th, 2013

Earth 2 #9

Writer James Robinson and artist Nicola Scott serve up the prologue to Dr. Fate's New 52 debut in "Earth 2" #9.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 7th, 2013

Detective Comics #17

John Layman and Jason Fabok continue their mission of adding depth and fresh, new characters to Gotham City by delivering the latest adventures of the Merrymaker and the League of Smiles as they fight Batman in "Detective Comics" #17.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 7th, 2013

Detective Comics #16

John Layman and Jason Fabok take "Detective Comics" #16 in a different direction for the "Death of the Family" tie-in, and the end result makes it one of the best ones yet.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 14th, 2013

Detective Comics #15

Jason Fabok's gorgeous drawings keenly compliment John Layman's Poison Ivy-Clayface story in "Detective Comics" #15.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 7th, 2012

Team 7 #1

After Zero Month, Justin Jordan and Ron Frenz have a weak follow-up with "Team 7" #1 that misses the mark on both character and art.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Ron Frenz, Jesús Merino, Marlo Alquiza, Drew Geraci, José Marzan, Jr.
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 15th, 2012

Detective Comics #13

"Detective Comics" #13 introduces the new creative team of John Layman and Jason Fabok, and their story of the Penguin wanting to make his mark on Gotham City is delightfully entertaining.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman
Artists:
Jason Fabok, Andy Clarke
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 5th, 2012

Red Hood and the Outlaws

Like other team books during DC's Zero Month, "Red Hood and the Outlaws" #0 focuses on one member of the team. In this case we get the secret (and somewhat boring) origin of Red Hood.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Pasqual Ferry, Ig Guara, Brett Booth
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 24th, 2012

Steed and Mrs. Peel

BOOM! Studio's ongoing "Steed and Mrs. Peel" series debuts with a #0 issue by Mark Waid and Steve Bryant, but this re-introduction to the Hellfire Club feels like it's lacking a little pizazz even as it captures the overall structure.

Publisher:
Boom! Studios
Writer:
Mark Waid
Artists:
Steve Bryant
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 29th, 2012

Teen Titans #10

"Teen Titans" takes (mostly) a break from the angst, which is a nice change, and starts to finally feel like a team.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Brett Booth, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 2nd, 2012

DC Comics - The New 52 Free Comic Book Day Special Edition #1

Free comics have been used with moderate to very good success for starting new series and ideas. "DC Comics -- The New 52 Free Comic Book Day Special Edition" #1 doesn't quite get it right.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Gene Ha, Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 7th, 2012

Hellblazer Annual 2011

23 years after the first one, "Hellblazer" gives us another Annual. It was actually worth the wait.

Publisher:
Vertigo
Writer:
Peter Milligan
Artists:
Simon Bisley
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 9th, 2011

Superman #3

The present day adventures of Superman continue as the Man of Steel fights a menace he can’t see!

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
George Pérez
Artists:
George Pérez, Nicola Scott, Trevor Scott
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 28th, 2011

Red Hood and the Outlaws #3

See the most cherished memories of the Red Hood, Arsenal, and Starfire. They’re pretty messed up.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Chad Nevett
November 21st, 2011

DC Universe Presents #2

Deadman helps his latest host, and breaks into a mystical stronghold. The former is easier than the latter.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 23rd, 2011

Red Hood and the Outlaws #2

Those looking to be offended with "Red Hood and the Outlaws" will probably need to look elsewhere.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 20th, 2011

Red Hood and the Outlaws #1

Dear DC, this is a really bad book. Bikini-clad aliens and violent "heroes" can't sell this one.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Kenneth Rocafort
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 25th, 2011

DC Universe Presents #1

"DC Universe Presents" is saddled with an unfortunate name, hiding a quality comic behind the title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Paul Jenkins
Artists:
Bernard Chang
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
September 22nd, 2011

Supergirl #67

Up, up, and away for the girl of steel as this volume of “Supergirl” closes its final cover.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
Chriscross, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 18th, 2011

Supergirl #66

Supergirl continues her undercover investigation of missing students at a college at the behest of Lois Lane, while Lois does her own investigation.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
CrissCross, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
July 23rd, 2011

Supergirl #65

Supergirl goes undercover for Lois Lane to investigate the disappearance of a handful of college students. Starman guest stars brilliantly and all too briefly.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Artists:
CrissCross, Marc Deering
Reviewer:
Kelly Thompson
June 16th, 2011
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