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Robin Rises: Omega #1

"Robin Rises: Omega" #1 should have been great, with a strong story leading up to it, and Peter J. Tomasi and Andy Kubert at the helm... but it's little more than an extended fight scene.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Peter J. Tomasi
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 16th, 2014

Original Sins #2

"Original Sins" #2 puts a spotlight on the Black Knight, written by Frank Tieri with art from Raffaele Ienco, Ryan North and Ramon Villalobos while Ty Templeton shows off a two-page Howard the Duck tale.

Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Writer:
Frank Tieri, Ryan North, Ty Templeton
Artists:
Raffaele Ienco, Ramon Villalobos, Ty Templeton
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 30th, 2014

Batman Eternal #8

"Batman Eternal" #8 has John Layman, Guillem March, and company show us what happens when Batman is caught between the GCPD and the Roman's empire, even as Stephanie Brown scrambles to survive.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
John Layman, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Raw Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Guillem March
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
May 29th, 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

Forever Evil #7

"Forever Evil" #7 closes the Crime Syndicate chapter of Geoff Johns' "Justice League" story while it affords David Finch a chance to draw such things as Bizarro giving Lex Luthor a hug.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
David Finch, Richard Friend
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 22nd, 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

Batman Eternal #4

In "Batman Eternal" #4 by Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman and Dustin Nguyen, Batman confronts Falcone and struggles with potential trouble from an unlikely quarter: Batgirl.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, John Layman, Ray Fawkes, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Dustin Nguyen, Derek Fridolfs
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 2nd, 2014

Batman Eternal #3

In the hands of a massive writing team and artist Jason Fabok, "Batman Eternal" #3 ups the stakes as both Batman and Stephanie Brown find themselves working alone against Falcone's forces.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
April 28th, 2014

Superman #30

"Superman" #30 has yet another "Superman: Doomed" prologue in its pages, but otherwise there's little to attract your attention from Scott Lobdell and Ed Benes.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell
Artists:
Ed Benes, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 23rd, 2014

Batman Eternal #2

"Batman Eternal" #2 continues the mystery of Jim Gordon's framing, even as new and old faces are added into the mix, and not all of them are friendly.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, Ray Fawkes, John Layman, Tim Seeley
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 16th, 2014

Batman Eternal #1

"Batman Eternal" #1 is an impressive start to DC's new wave of weekly titles, as Scott Snyder and James Tynion IV team up to tell a tightly-paced, well-characterized story that's lavishly illustrated by Jason Fabok.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Jason Fabok
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
April 9th, 2014

Earth 2 Annual #2

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.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom Taylor
Artists:
Robson Rocha, Scott Hanna
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 30th, 2014

Damian: Son of Batman #3

Andy Kubert showcases his talent as an artist in "Damian: Son of Batman" #3, but falls short on the writing side with a story that's passably readable but blemished with a disjointed structure, lackluster battle scenes and odd dialogue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Andy Kubert
Artists:
Andy Kubert
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
January 3rd, 2014

Justice League #25

In "Justice League" #25, Geoff Johns and Doug Mahnke reveal the origin of Owlman and begin to outline the dastardly fiend's plans for Nightwing and for the Earth.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Doug Mahnke, Christian Alamy, Mark Irwin, Keith Champagne
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
December 12th, 2013

Suicide Squad #25

"Suicide Squad" #25 brings O.M.A.C. into the mix as Matt Kindt and Patrick Zircher also address the ramifications of "Forever Evil" in the comic that calls Belle Reve one of its primary sets.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Matt Kindt
Artists:
Patrick Zircher
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
November 15th, 2013

Damian: Son of Batman #1

When his father is murdered before his own eyes, Damian tears through Gotham's underbelly for revenge in Andy Kubert's "Damian: Son of Batman" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Andy Kubert
Artists:
Andy Kubert
Reviewer:
Meagan Damore
November 1st, 2013

Justice League #24

In "Justice League" #24, Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis reveal the origin of Ultraman and begin to depict just what a very twisted Kryptonian can really do to Earth.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
October 24th, 2013

Justice League of America's Vibe #7

Someone let the Breachers out and now Detroit is never going to be the same as Sterling Gates and Andres Guinaldo present a clash between Vibe and Rupture in "Justice League of America's Vibe" #7.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Andres Guinaldo, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 26th, 2013

Batman #23

The third installment of "Zero Year" from Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo edges readers closer to the rise of Batman in "Batman" #23.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Rafael Albuquerque
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 14th, 2013

Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #11

"Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger" #11 sends a quartet of characters to Heaven in search of Doctor Light, written by J. M. DeMatteis and drawn by Fernando Blanco.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Fernando Blanco
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
August 9th, 2013

Superman Annual #2

Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund make "Superman Annual" #2 look nice, but Scott Lobdell's rather pedestrian and low-key story combined with a misplaced backup from another title give readers little reason to bother with this issue.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Lobdell, Frank Hannah
Artists:
Dan Jurgens, Tom Derenick, Norm Rapmund
Reviewer:
Jim Johnson
August 2nd, 2013

Constantine #5

"Constantine" #5 by Ray Fawkes and Renato Guedes has John Constantine making a play for the power of Shazam! in a Trinity War tie-in story.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Ray Fawkes
Artists:
Renato Guedes
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
July 29th, 2013

Trinity of Sin: The Phantom Stranger #10 #2.99

Fernando Blanco and J. M. DeMatteis accompany the Phantom Stranger to Heaven in the pages of "Trinity of Sin: Phantom Stranger" #10.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J.M. DeMatteis
Artists:
Fernando Blanco
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 5th, 2013

Justice League #21

"Justice League" #21 features zero Justice Leaguers, but still delivers an awesome Shazam story from Geoff Johns and Gary Frank.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 28th, 2013

Justice League of America's Vibe #5

Gypsy and Vibe are running through the streets of Detroit, avoiding the Suicide Squad in "Justice League of America's Vibe" #5, written by Sterling Gates and drawn by Pete Woods.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Pete Woods, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
June 24th, 2013

Earth 2 Annual #1

As one of his last acts of world-building, James Robinson introduces a new Batman for this world in "Earth 2 Annual" #1, drawn by Cafu and Julius Gopez.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
James Robinson
Artists:
Cafu, Julius Gopez, Cam Smith
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 29th, 2013

Justice League #20

"Justice League" #20 by Geoff Johns, Zander Cannon, Gene Ha, Andres Guinaldo and Joe Prado, and Gary Frank features two stories: "Secrets," a prologue to the forthcoming Trinity War, and Chapter 12 of the ongoing "Shazam!" ba

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Gene Ha, Andres Guinaldo, Joe Prado, Zander Cannon, Rob Hunter, Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
May 27th, 2013

Aquaman #19

Geoff Johns and Paul Pelletier continue to celebrate everything there is to celebrate about Aquaman, from his many conflicts to the increasing cast of characters surrounding the current King of Atlantis in "Aquaman" #19.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
May 3rd, 2013

Justice League of America's Vibe #3

"Justice League of America's Vibe" #3 brings Sterling Gates onboard as the new regular writer while Kid Flash makes an appearance to provide Vibe with some field testing.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Sterling Gates
Artists:
Pete Woods, Sean Parsons, Fabiano Neves
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
April 18th, 2013

Justice League #19

Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis break in both the Batcave and two new members in "Justice League" #19, while in the back-up feature Johns and Gary Frank provide the origin of Black Adam.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Gary Frank, Joe Prado, Oclair Albert, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 17th, 2013

Batman #19

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo serve up half of a story where the villain is a killer Bruce Wayne, while James Tynion IV and Alex Maleev take Superman and Batman on a supernatural hunt for a ghost light.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, Alex Maleev
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
April 10th, 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

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

Action Comics #18

Grant Morrison and Rags Morales hand in their final work with Superman in "Action Comics" #18 with marvelous assistance from Brad Walker, Sholly Fisch and Chris Sprouse.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Rags Morales, Brad Walker, Cam Smith, Andrew Hennessy, Chris Sprouse
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
March 21st, 2013

Batman #18

With the recent death of Damian Wayne, "Batman" #18's focus on Harper Row from Scott Snyder, Andy Kubert, James Tynion IV, and Alex Maleev is bound to attract additional attention.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Alex Maleev, Sandra Hope
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
March 13th, 2013

Action Comics #17

Even as Grant Morison, Brad Walker, and Rags Morales lurch towards their time on the book in "Action Comics" #17, there's no denying that the main story with the attack of Vyndktvx is a mess.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Brad Walker, Rags Morales, Chris Sprouse, Andrew Hennessy, Mark Propst, Cam Smith, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
February 21st, 2013

Justice League of America's Vibe #1

In the DC Universe, Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg and Pete Woods define Detroit as a gateway to Apokolips and introduce the New 52's Vibe in "Justice League of America's Vibe" #1.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg
Artists:
Pete Woods, Sean Parsons
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 20th, 2013

Team 7 #5

Writer Justin Jordan and artists Jesús Merino and Pascal Alixe add depth and detail to the DC Universe in "Team 7" #5 with a modern-day conversation between Deathstroke and Lynch and a flashback sequence exposing the origins of cybernetic organ

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Justin Jordan
Artists:
Jesus Merino, Pascal Alixe
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
February 18th, 2013

Justice League #16

"Justice League" #16 by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis continue the "The Throne of Atlantis" crossover as Aquaman tries to avert a war. In the "Shazam!" backup, Black Adam finds Shazam! while Dr. Sivana has his own sinister plans.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Gary Frank
Reviewer:
Jennifer Cheng
January 28th, 2013

Legion Lost #16

"Legion Lost" #16 is the final issue of the series, but it feels like no one bothered to tell Tom DeFalco, Andres Guinaldo, or Mark Irwin. The current story concludes, but the series itself just stops.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom DeFalco
Artists:
Andres Guinaldo, Mark Irwin
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
January 16th, 2013

Action Comics #16

Boasting "The Second Death of Superman" on its cover, "Superman" #16 by Grant Morrison, Brad Walker, and Rags Morales falls short of living up to its own promises.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Brad Walker, Rags Morales, Andrew Hennessy, Mark Propst, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
January 10th, 2013

Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #4

The best thing about "Before Watchmen: Nite Owl" is getting to compare the difference an inker can make in a comic; in this case, Bill Sienkiewicz subbing in for the late Joe Kubert over Andy Kubert's pencils.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
J. Michael Straczynski
Artists:
Andy Kubert, Bill Sienkiewicz
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 27th, 2012

Action Comics #15

Grant Morrison, Brad Walker, and Rags Morales are winding down the current run on "Action Comics" with an attack from the 5th Dimension that jumps back and forth in time and space; so far, it's Morrison's best story on the title.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Brad Walker, Rags Morales, Chris Sprouse, Andrew Hennessy, Mark Probst, Karl Story
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
December 5th, 2012

Justice League #14

Geoff Johns and Tony S. Daniel conclude their Cheetah story in "Justice League" #14, but it's Johns and Gary Frank whose "Shazam!" story ultimately compels a bit more.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Tony S. Daniel, Gary Frank, Matt Banning, Sandu Florea
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
November 23rd, 2012

Action Comics #13

When the back-up feature of "Action Comics" #13 is more satisfying than one involving Superman entering the Phantom Zone, it feels like something is slightly off-kilter.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison, Sholly Fisch
Artists:
Travel Foreman, Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
October 4th, 2012

Justice League

"Justice League" #0 doesn't have a single Justice Leaguer in it. However, Geoff Johns' origin of Shazam is intriguing enough and Gary Frank's art is superb.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Gary Frank, Ethan Van Sciver
Reviewer:
Ryan K. Lindsay
September 20th, 2012

Legion Lost

Timber Wolf gets the solo spotlight to reveal his origin in "Legion Lost" #0. I would have preferred to see one of his teammates take that honor instead.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Tom DeFalco
Artists:
Pete Woods
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
September 17th, 2012

Action Comics #12

Grant Morrison, Rags Morales and a back-up cast of thousands wrap up the first year of "Action Comics" with a slightly flat conclusion to Superman's new secret identity and the mysterious Neo Sapiens.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Grant Morrison
Artists:
Rags Morales, CAFU, Brad Walker, Rick Bryant, Bob McLeod, Andrew Hennessy
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
August 1st, 2012

Justice League #11

"Justice League" #11's overall ideas involving the ghosts of loved ones aren't bad, but this chapter in particular feels like everyone's vamping for time before the big conclusion.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Jim Lee, Gary Frank, Scott Williams, Jonathan Glapion
Reviewer:
Greg McElhatton
July 20th, 2012

Batman: Earth One

"Batman: Earth One" brings a brand new Batman to bookshelves everywhere.

Publisher:
DC Comics
Writer:
Geoff Johns
Artists:
Gary Frank, Jonathan Sibal
Reviewer:
Doug Zawisza
July 6th, 2012
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